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Brian Hoskins

Sir Brian Hoskins CBE FRS


Elected: 1988


Brian Hoskins is a meteorologist who aims to understand how phenomena in the atmosphere work. His research spans an extremely broad range of weather and climate research, from the way in which warm and cold fronts form to the way weather and climate in one region of the Earth can affect another.

Throughout his career, Brian has played an active role in advising public policy on matters of climate change, and has served as a Non-Executive Director at the Met Office and a member of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change. In 2008, he became a member of the newly formed Climate Change Committee that advises the UK government, and was the first Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London serving until 2014.

In recognition of his significant contributions to the field, Brian has been awarded membership of meteorological and scientific academies in both China and the United States. Following a CBE in 1998, he received a knighthood in 2007 for services to environmental science.

Professional positions

Chair, Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London
Member, Committee on Climate Change, Office Of Climate Change
Professor of Meteorology, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Interests and expertise

Subject groups


Climate change, Climate modeling, Weather