London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr. Erica L. Thompson
Senior Policy Fellow and Acting Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) at LSE
Dr. Erica L. Thompson is a Senior Policy Fellow and Acting Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) at LSE. She is also a Fellow of the London Mathematical Laboratory, where she leads the research programme on Inference from Models.
Her research interests focus on realistic evaluation of (climate and other) information for decision-making, communication of the inherent uncertainty, and improving robustness and usability of information that is relevant for decisions in mitigation, adaptation, insurance and business.
At present She is working on a NERC-funded collaboration with the Start Network, improving their use of forecast information for anticipatory humanitarian action before a potential crisis hits. She has previously worked with the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change, providing robust climate science information for their Global Calculator project, which has inspired further research questions and knowledge exchange efforts. She has also acted as Knowledge Integrator for the AVOID 2 programme, directly funded by DECC, DEFRA and NERC.