Nick’s work with the Institute is focused on developing stochastic models for climate fluctuations with applicability to economic impacts. He works in collaboration with David Stainforth and Raphael Calel, and with Sandra Chapman of Warwick University. This team was awarded first prize in the Climate Change category of the 2021 Lloyd’s  Science of Risk prize.

Nick’s interests are multidisciplinary, and his other current research includes topics at the intersections of time series analysis, statistical physics, stochastic processes and space physics. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Chaos.


Nick trained as a theoretical physicist at UCL and Sussex, followed by postdoctoral research in space plasma physics. His interests were further broadened into complex systems and environmental science during 16 years with the NERC British Antarctic Survey, and by his long term visiting roles at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, The Open University, the University of Warwick, and LSE’s Centre for the Analysis of Time Series.


Research - 2021

Research - 2020


Books - 2021

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