Biography

Dr Rhosanna Jenkins is a Visiting Fellow at the Tyndall Centre with experience of conducting interdisciplinary research on climate change. Her PhD thesis analysed the projected impacts of climate change on the biodiversity, water resources and agriculture of southern Kenya. Rhosanna has worked on a range of research topics, including impact modelling, adaptation, low carbon energy innovation and sustainable tourism. She is a contributing author on several chapters of Working Group II’s contribution to the IPCC’s sixth assessment report (AR6). Rhosanna has experience of consulting on policy-relevant research projects, including the creation of local nature recovery networks in Warwickshire and the impact of climate change on global tourist hotspots. She has also worked on several BEIS and NERC funded projects.

She has a wealth of experience of writing for audiences beyond academia, including consultancy reports, magazine articles and online blog posts.

Publications

Jenkins, R. (2018) Assessing and managing climate change related risks to the Tana River Basin, Kenya. University of East Anglia. PhD Thesis. 

Jenkins, R., Warren, R, and Price, J. (2018) Future Water Availability and Demand in the Tana River Basin, Kenya, with Climate and Land Use Changes. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol.20. EGU2018-370.

Jenkins, R. (2017) Assessing Future Hydrological Changes in the Tana River Basin, Kenya. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol.19, EGU2017-9468.

Career

Scientific Modeller at Natural Capital Research, May 2020 - Present

Senior Research Associate at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, January 2020 - May 2020

Ecological and Biological Assistant (Relief), Warwickshire County Council, August 2019 - May 2020

NERC Placement at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, December 2018 - August 2019

Research Associate at University of East Anglia, November 2018 - March 2019

Academic Background

University of East Anglia - PhD in Environmental Sciences [2014-2018]

University of Durham - MSc Risk and Environmental Hazards (Distinction) [2013-2014]

University of Durham - BSc Geography (2:1 (hons)) [2010-2013]

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