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Katie is a Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia. Katie is currently working on the OpenCLIM (Open CLimate IMpacts modelling framework) project, which aims to develop and apply a first UK integrated assessment for climate impacts and adaptation, modelling risks from heat and drought and water supply and the role of adaptation. She is also working on the project Climate services for a Net Zero resilient world (CS-N0W), that will use the latest scientific knowledge to contribute to evidence-based climate policy both in the UK and internationally, and strengthen the climate resilience of UK infrastructure, housing and communities.
Prior to joining UEA full time in September 2020, Katie worked part time at the Tyndall Centre investigating the Implications of Global Warming of 1.5-4°C in Six Vulnerable Countries, providing expertise on the economic modelling of country-level direct and indirect economic costs of fluvial flooding, changes in agricultural yields, and coastal flooding. Katie also worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford from 2011-2020. She contributed to numerous projects developing integrated models and tools to assess climate risks on society and the economy.
Katie completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge modelling the economic and social impacts of drought events under future projections of climate change, and worked at the University of Cambridge at 4CMR (The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research).
Key Research Interests
Katie is a research member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, with over ten years’ experience working on various multidisciplinary projects with a focus on the integrated assessment of climate risks, social and economic impacts, and adaptation strategies with a focus on urban and built environments. Key aspects include developing a range of methodologies and modelling tools to assess social and direct and indirect economic impacts of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather such as drought, high temperatures and flooding, as well as the role of adaptation strategies to reduce risks and enhance resilience.
Previous projects have included the Tyndall ARCADIA consortium project, where she developed an urban climate impact model for London; the EU FP7 project ENHANCE, where she developed an Agent Based Model for assessing surface water flood risk, insurance mechanisms and flood risk management options; and MaRIUS, where she modelled the direct and indirect economic consequences of drought and water scarcity for the UK.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
1 Oct 2007 → 12 Dec 2011
Award Date: 28 Apr 2012
Master of Science, University of East Anglia
30 Sep 2004 → 30 Jun 2005
Award Date: 12 Jul 2006
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Jenkins, K., Ford, A., Robson, C. & Nicholls, R. J., 2022, In: Climate Risk Management. 36, 100430.
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Kennedy-Asser, A., Owen, G., Griffith, G. J., Andrews, O., Lo, Y. T. E., Mitchell, D. M., Jenkins, K. & Warren, R. F., Mar 2022, In: Environmental Research Letters. 17, 3, 034024.
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An integrated framework for risk-based analysis of economic impacts of drought and water scarcity in England and WalesJenkins, K., Dobson, B., Decker, C. & Hall, J. W., 1 Aug 2021, In: Water Resources Research. 57, 8, e2020WR027715.
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Assessing the economic impacts of future fluvial flooding in six countries under climate change and socio-economic developmentYin, Z., Hu, Y., Jenkins, K., He, Y., Forstenhäusler, N., Warren, R., Yang, L., Jenkins, R. & Guan, D., 7 Jun 2021, In: Climatic Change. 166, 3-4, 38.
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Economic impacts of climate-induced crop yield changes: Evidence from agri-food industries in six countriesWang, D., Jenkins, K., Forstenhäusler, N., Lei, T., Price, J., Warren, R., Jenkins, R. & Guan, D., 3 Jun 2021, In: Climatic Change. 166, 3-4, 30.
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