Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson


I am a PhD student in the Institute of Climate and Atmospheric Science and my research is funded as part of the EPSRC Aerosol Science CDT. 

I graduated from the University of Leeds with an MEnv Environmental Science in 2019, having spent the third year of my degree on a study abroad in the US. For my MEnv project, I used satellite data to investigate how climate anomalies impact fire in tropical rainforest regions.

I spent the first year of my PhD at the University of Bristol studying Aerosol Science as part of the training for my CDT.

Research interests

  • Aerosol-cloud interactions
  • Atmospheric ice nucleation


  • MEnv Environmental Science, University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science