Black & white photo of Dr Emma BolandDr Emma Boland is a physical oceanographer who specialises in the polar regions. She comes from a physics background and specialised in the dynamics of the Southern Ocean during her PhD at the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey. She took part in a research cruise to the Southern Ocean as part of the international DIMES project.

She is now an expert in adjoint modelling techniques, applied to the polar regions. She has also become an experienced climate science communicator, and is passionate about connecting with a range of audiences. Her academic biography is as follows:

  • 2023-Present: Co-Directer, AI4ER CDT.
  • 2023-Present: Sustainability By-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge.
  • 2013-Present: Physical Oceanographer and Adjoint Modeller in the Polar Oceans Group, British Antarctic Survey.
  • 2013-2016: College Research Associate for Sidney Sussex, University of Cambridge.
  • 2009-2013: PhD, British Antarctic Survey and Atmosphere-Oceans Dynamics Group, DAMTP, the University of Cambridge. Part of the international DIMES project.
  • 2004-2008: MSci, Physics, Imperial College London, 1st Class Hons.

Find out more about Emma’s current research here.