School of Earth and Environment

Lauren Marshall Lauren Marshall

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: 11.121

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


I am a PhD student working with Dr. Anja Schmidt, Dr. Graham Mann and Prof. Ken Carslaw in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS). My research involves looking at the effects of volcanism on the climate.

Before starting here at Leeds, I completed an MSc in Applied Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham and a BSc in Natural Sciences at Durham University.


  • 2013-2014: MSc Applied Meteorology and Climatology, University of Birmingham
    • Dissertation: Temperature hiatuses and internal variability: A comparison of temperature trends between climate models and a proxy reconstruction.

  • 2010-2013: BSc Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences and Geography), Durham University


Member of the Royal Meteorological Society

Research Interests

I have a wide interest in climate science and climate change, but am especially interested in the influence of natural variability such as volcanism on the climate. I also have a passion for natural hazards and extreme weather.

Project details

Project title

Eruption source parameters controlling the climatic and environmental effects of volcanism



Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Project outline

The project aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the relationship between eruption source parameters such as type and style, and the magnitude of the climatic and environmental effects of volcanism. The UKCA model will be used to incorporate aerosol microphysics and simulate the effects of different eruptions with the aim of quantifying and disentangling contributing processes. This will enable a detailed understanding of the impact of past volcanism, the impact of future eruptions and the feasibility of geoengineering techniques using SO2.