Prof David Frame
Director and Professor of Climate Change
School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences
Phone: 04 463 6790
Location: Room 127, Cotton and Laby Gate 7 Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus
PhD in Physics; Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Physics from the University of Canterbury, in New Zealand
Publications from 2005 - Now
Dave Frame is an interdisciplinary scientist with a background in physics, philosophy, economics, and policy. He has substantial research experience in climate modelling and has published in the world’s leading scientific journals as well as the specialist climate literature. Dave also has real world policy experience in a core government policy agency, having worked in the New Zealand Treasury’s Policy Coordination and Development group prior to moving to Britain where he held a visiting lectureship in the Department of Physics at Oxford and was College Lecturer in Geography at Jesus College. Prior to joining the Smith School as a Visiting Fellow, Dave was James Martin Fellow in the Environmental Change Institute, having previously worked in the Climate Dynamics Group in the Department of Physics as coordinator of the highly successful climateprediction.net project.
Dave looks at new ways in which advances in climate change research can improve the physical science inputs into climate change policy. His current research has two main strands:
- Bridging the divide between climate science and policy; and
- Methodological and philosophical issues in environmental modelling.