Dr Steven Turnock

Dr Steven Turnock


I completed my PhD at the University of Leeds in 2016 on the recent changes in aerosols and their effect on climate over the latter half of the 20th Century. Upon completion of my PhD I joined the Met Office Hadley Centre working as a research scientist on air quality-climate interactions using the latest Earth system model. In 2018 I also became a member of the Leeds University Met Office Strategic research group (LUMOS) to further collaborative research in atmospheric composition and climate modelling.

Research interests

  • Air pollutants
  • Climate change
  • Aerosol radiative forcing
  • Health effects of air pollutants
  • Ecosystem impacts of air pollutants
  • Model evaluation
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  • PhD, University of Leeds
  • MPhil, University of Manchester
  • MRes, Lancaster University
  • BSc, University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols