Dr Marina Baldissera Pacchetti

Dr Marina Baldissera Pacchetti


I am a Research Fellow in Climate Information for Adaptation. I work with an interdisciplinary group to develop a framework for climate information for adaptation. The fellowship is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy which is co-hosted by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics.

I earned my PhD from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and wrote my dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Robert Batterman. Before going to Pittsburgh, I completed an MSc in History and Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics and Social Science and a BSc in Mathematics and Physics at University College London. My main interests lie at the intersection of the foundations of physical sciences, modeling of complex systems and the role of science in society.


Research interests

My philosophical research is about scientific methodology, and in particular how scientists apply mathematics to acquire knowledge about complex systems in the world. Typical questions I am interested in exploring are: How do scientists choose and identify phenomena of interest? What kind of assumptions are used to build mathematical models of phenomena, and how are they justified?

I am also interested in the social and political aspects of climate science, such as issues at the intersection of epistemology, environmental ethics and public policy.

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Research groups and institutes

  • Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Services
  • Sustainability Research Institute