Dr Daniel Hill


After completing an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Leeds, Daniel was based at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) for 5 years. Firstly as a postgraduate student, with the PhD being conferred by Bristol University, then as an ice sheet modeller. After a 2 year postdoctoral position at the British Geological Survey (BGS), Daniel joined the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds in 2011, as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, jointly funded by BGS and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). Daniel has recently been appointed as a Lecturer in Global Change Modelling.

Research interests

  • Modelling Pliocene climate
  • Cenozoic ice and climate history
  • Climatic controls on biodiversity
  • Ancient civilizations and climate change
  • Greenland and East Antarctic Ice Sheets
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • MPhys Physics with Astrophysics, University of Leeds, 2004
  • PhD, BAS / University of Bristol, Modelling Earth's Cryosphere during Peak Pliocene Warmth, 2009

Professional memberships

  • Member of the American Geophysical Union
  • Member of the European Geoscience Union
  • Member of Christians in Science

Research groups and institutes

  • Palaeo@Leeds
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • water@leeds
  • Climate Science and Impacts
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/research-opportunities">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>