Clare Heaviside

Independent Research Fellow

Dr Clare Heaviside is a NERC-funded Independent Research fellow, based at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute. Her research is multi-disciplinary in nature, and covers environmental change, urban climate, air pollution and climate change impacts on health.

After a first degree in engineering, Clare studied meteorology (MSc from University of Reading) and atmospheric physics (PhD from Imperial College). She also spent 12 years working in the private sector and for the Government. Before she joined the University of Oxford in 2018, she was head of the Climate Change group at Public Health England, a UK Government agency.

As well as publishing her research in academic journals, she has contributed to documents such as IPCC reports, the UK national Climate Change Risk Assessment and the National Adaptation Programme. She is honorary senior lecturer at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham. She is the PI for a Wellcome Trust funded Climate Change and Health project in collaboration with University of Exeter and UCL, which looks at the health and economic impacts of green infrastructure to reduce overheating in cities.