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Dr Andrew Russell

Dr Andrew Russell
HP Lecturer - Environmental Studies


I am a Senior Lecturer in Climate Change in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies. I’m interested in weather and climate, particularly the impact of climate change on society and industry. My main research interests are:

  • Severe storms in a changing climate
  • Antarctic weather and climate
  • Environmental "Big Data"
  • Climate change and agriculture
  • Environmental health and air quality
  • Climate science communication  
From a teaching point of view, I led the development of a brand new BSc and MSci in Environmental Sciences in 2016. I have also led our MSc in Climate Change and Sustainability since 2012 and have led and developed 5 different modules since 2010.


  • 2015-present: Senior Lecturer in Climate Change, Brunel University London
  • 2010-2015: Lecturer in Climate Change, Brunel University London
  • 2005-2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Manchester


  • 2005 - PhD Antarctic Climate Dynamics, University of Birmingham
  • 2001 - MSc Mathematical Modelling of the Environment, University of East Anglia
  • 2000 - BSc Physics, Imperial College London
  • 2012 - Winner of the Royal Meteorological Society's Michael Hunt Prize for excellence in science communication
  • 2006 - Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS)
  • 2000 - Associate of the Royal College of Science (ARCS)

Newest selected publications

Okom, S., Russell, A., Chaudhary, AJ., Scrimshaw, M. and Francis, RA. (2017) 'Impacts of projected precipitation changes on sugar beet yield in Eastern England'. Meteorological Applications, 24 (1). pp. 52 - 61. ISSN: 1469-8080 Open Access Link

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Kurmanbayeva, AS., Russell, A., Zhumabayeva, SE., Gazdiyeva, BA., Althonayan, A., Ali, M., et al. (2016) 'Air pollution and public health risk assessment: case of the Akmola region'. News of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Biological and Medical Series), 6. pp. 23 - 23.

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Russell, A., Gohlan, M., Smedley, A. and Densham, M. (2015) 'The ultraviolet radiation environment during an expedition across the Drake Passage and on the Antarctic Peninsula'. Antarctic Science, 27 (3). pp. 307 - 316. ISSN: 0954-1020 Open Access Link

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Russell, A. (2013) 'Climate change and extreme event projections: what do we need for regional responses?'. Regions, 288 (1). pp. 14 - 15. ISSN: 1367-3882

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Russell, A. and Hughes, M. (2012) 'Is the changing precipitation regime of Manchester, United Kingdom, driven by the development of urban areas?'. International Journal of Climatology, 32 (6). pp. 967 - 974. ISSN: 0899-8418

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