Piers Forster

Professor of Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds

Piers Forster

Piers is Professor of Physical Climate Change,  Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award holder and Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds.


  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder (2011-present)
  • Professor of Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds (2008-present)
  • Roberts Research Fellow/ Reader, University of Leeds (2005-2008)
  • NERC Advanced Research Fellow, University of Reading (2000-2005)
  • Visiting Researcher, CRC for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology, Melbourne (1999)
  • PDRA, University of Reading (1994-1998)


  • PhD Meteorology, University of Reading (1994)
  • BSc Physics, Imperial College, London (1990)


Royal Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Sustainable Aviation Stakeholder Panel

Research Interests

Climate change, Radiative forcing, climate modelling, climate change impact, climate change adaptation, aviation and climate

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