Freya Addison

Freya Addison


Freya is a final year NERC DTP PhD student at the University of Leeds specialising in Radar Meterology & Aeroecology. Freya did her undergraduate at University of Kent in Astrophysics before coming back down to Earth to accept the SEE Scholarship to study a MRes in Atmospheric Science at Leeds. The change from the stars to Earth's atmosphere came after an 8 Week SEPnet internship at FAAM where Freya decided that working with instruments hands on was what she wanted for her career. Although Freya admits she is a mathematician at heart, constantly looking for the most precise methodology she has a creative side which is nurtured by various outreach projects. Freya was often told that she had her head in the clouds when growing up, when Freya joined the SEPnet Outreach team this became a reality with the Cool Physics show, creating clouds with liquid nitrogen. However it was in the astrodome telling the stories of the stars where she was in her element. Freya worked as an Education Outreach Fellow at the University alongside her research, and set up an After-School Science Club which commenced in 2019 after a successful trial in 2018.

Freya took a break March-August 2020, from her PhD to do some research as an Electromagnetic Modeller for Biodar ( .

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Research interests

  • Mathematics
  • Calibration
  • Co-ordinate Systems
  • Airborne atmospheric measurements
  • Radar
  • Precipitation and Radar
  • Aeroecology
  • Astronomy
  • Exploration of the melting layer using multiple frequency doppler dual-polarimetric radar techniques


  • MRes, Climate and Astmospheric Science, University of Leeds
  • BSc,¬†Master Credits in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics,¬†University of Kent
  • Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science