Dr Julie Jones

Department of Geography

Senior Lecturer in Climate Science

+44 114 222 7967

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Dr Julie Jones
Department of Geography
Geography and Planning Building
Winter Street
S3 7ND

Julie studied Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. She then obtained her PhD from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at UEA in 1998. Following a short postdoc in CRU she moved to a postdoctoral position at the palaeoclimate research group at the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht (near Hamburg) in Germany, where in 2005 she became group leader.

Julie took up a lectureship in climatology in the Department of Geography in Sheffield in August 2006. She is now Senior Lecturer in Climate Science.

Research interests
  • Reconstruction and analysis of Southern Hemisphere Atmospheric Circulation from proxy data, long instrumental records, and climate model simulations
  • The design and analysis of global climate model (GCM) simulations for the mid- and late-Holocene and development of methodologies for systematic comparison of these simulations with proxy data
  • Regional climate modelling with a focus on the European Alps
  • Links between atmospheric circulation and transport of air pollution

Journal articles


  • Turner F, Wilkinson R, Buck C, Jones J & Sime L (2019) Ice Cores and Emulation: Learning More About Past Ice Sheet Shapes, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics (pp. 175-182). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Widmann M, Groll N & Jones JM (2006) Simulated teleconnections during the Eemian, the last interglacial inception, and the preindustrial period. In Sirocco F, Litt T & Claussen M (Ed.), The climate of past interglacials (pp. 517-525). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones JM & Widmann M (2004) Reconstructing large-scale variability from palaeoclimatic evidence by means of Data Assimulation through Upscaling and Nudging (DATUN). In Fischer H, Kumke T, Lohmann G, Miller H & Negendank J (Ed.), The Climate in Historical Times: towards a synthesis of Holocene proxy data and climate models (pp. 171-193). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. RIS download Bibtex download
  • () Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change, Climate Change 2013 - The Physical Science Basis (pp. 1217-1308). Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download


Teaching interests

As a climate scientist, I enjoy bringing across to students how and why meteorology and climate is relevant to a wide range of geographical disciplines.

For example understanding how the climate system works (Atmospheres and Oceans), how and why current climates are changing (Contemporary Climate Change and Processes), to the potential impacts of climate change on developing countries (Living with Climate Change in the Global South).