Dr Helen Johnson's research is focused on understanding ocean circulation and the role it plays in climate.
In particular, She is interested in the Atlantic thermohaline circulation, its variability and its connection to the polar oceans. She tries to use the full range of tools available to physical oceanographers, applying theoretical ideas, simple and state-of-the-art computer models, and analysis of observational data to a wide range of ocean dynamics problems.
She is part of the exciting new Oxford Physical Oceanography group, a joint initiative between Earth Sciences and Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Physics. They are always interested in hearing from individuals with a strong background in Physics or Mathematics who may wish to join them as Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Researchers or Graduate Students. She is a Fellow of St. Cross College. A diary of her recent fieldwork in the Arctic can be found here.
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 272142