Professor Joanna Haigh

Physicist, climate change scientist, bassoonist

Joanna Haigh is an atmospheric physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society. 

She was for 5 years co-Director of the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London and previous to that Head of Imperial’s Physics Department.  She has published widely in the area of climate modelling and radiative forcing of climate change; her work on how changes in solar activity influence the climate has been particularly influential.

What piece of work or project you’re most proud of?

Demonstrating how changes in the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation have a measurable effect on surface climate

What tool, idea or way of working would you add to our survival kit for the future?

More efficient, cheaper, solar energy from technologies made with recyclable components