Professor Penny Holliday

National Oceanography Centre, UK

Penny is a physical oceanographer and her research has focused on the circulation and variability of the subpolar North Atlantic, and the role of the ocean in our changing climate. She has participated in 21 seagoing expeditions, several as Chief Scientist.

Penny is Associate Head of the Marine Physics and Ocean Climate group at the NOC, and is the UK principal investigator for an international programme researching the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation strength, variability and mechanisms (OSNAP).

She holds the role of Science Coordinator for CLASS, a world-leading UK Atlantic science programme supporting national and global strategic needs.

She supervises graduate students, and coordinates a UK early career scientist fellowship scheme to fund access to berths on research expeditions and visits to research centres.