Suzanne Robinson

Suzanne Robinson


I am a current NERC funded PhD student at the University of Leeds, having started in October 2018 with the title, 'Is Atlantic Ocean Circulation Collapsing?'. 

I will be using climate modelling to better understand the stability and variability of Atlantic Ocean Circulation and its control on surface climate. 

I will incorporate geochemical tracers of AMOC to a fast atmosphere-ocean general circulation model (FAMOUS). The two geochemical tracers of circulation i am studying is Nd (a water provinance tracer) and Pa/Th (a tracer of water speed).

I aim to run climate simulations to evaluate past AMOC and provide further context for the short instrumental record.

I also completed my undergraduate MEnv Bsc Envrionmnetal Science degree at the University of Leeds. This included a year studying at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. 

Throughout my degree I have always being fascinated by the ocean-climate system. I have gained quantitative and transferable skills throughout my degree using various computer programs and climate models and of different complexities, including cGENIE and WRF-Chem. I used IDL and Python during my undergraduate research project.

Research interests

Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS)
National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)



  • MEnv BSc, Environmental Science, University of Leeds
  • International year, University of Queensland
  • Supervisor: Footsteps Fund Telephone Team

Research groups and institutes

  • Climate Science and Impacts
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Earth Surface Science Institute