School of Earth and Environment

Catherine Scott Dr Catherine Scott

Research Fellow

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Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


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Cat is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Prof. Ken Carslaw and Prof. Dominick Spracklen on the Horizon 2020 funded CRESCENDO project.

Cat is also Director of the Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest (LEAF) centre. LEAF aims to bring together anyone working on forest/vegetation related research from various faculties within University, and make this research more accessible its end-users.

Cat previously worked with Prof. Dominick Spracklen and Dr. Steve Arnold, on the NERC funded project "Developing a framework to test the sensitivity of atmospheric composition simulated by Earth System Models (ESMs) to changing climate and emissions".

Cat completed her PhD (The biogeochemical impacts of forests and the implications for climate-change mitigation) at the University of Leeds. For this work, Cat used a global aerosol microphysics model (GLOMAP) to simulate the impact of biogenic secondary organic aerosol (formed from natural compounds emitted by vegetation) on the climate.


MChem Chemistry with Industrial Experience (University of Manchester, 2007)

MSc Energy and Environment (University of Leeds, 2009)

PhD "The biogeochemical impacts of forests and the implications for climate-change mitigation" (University of Leeds, 2014). Supervised by: Prof. P. Forster, Prof. K. Carslaw and Prof. D. Spracklen


Cat is a University of Leeds Engagement Excellence Fellow (2016-2017), a STEM Ambassador and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Teaching Interests

Cat supervises undergraduate/postgraduate research projects and contributes to teaching on The Atmosphere of Planet Earth (SOEE1280), Atmospheric Pollution: Causes, Impact and Regulation (SOEE3431), Biogeochemical Cycles (GEOG3875) and Skills in Communicating Research Beyond the University (FOBS2240.)