Ms Rachel Furner

PhD student

Contact information


2018-present: PhD student at DAMTP, partnered by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), supervised by Emily Shuckburgh at BAS and Peter Haynes at DAMTP
2016-2018: Coordinator of the CCIMI and CMIH
2008-2016: Coastal modelling scientist, UK Met Office
2004-2007: BA Mathematics, University of Oxford
Rachel is part of the Dynamical Meteorology & Oceanography research group at DAMTP, and the Polar Oceans group at BAS. Her current research looks at novel modelling techniques for the ocean carbon cycle, with a focus on big data approaches, such as machine learning. Her past work involved process based modelling of the physical ocean, specifically the UK shelf seas.

Research interests

Climate Science, Ocean Modelling, Big Data, Machine Learning


About us

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science and AI. C2D3 is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

  • Supports and connects the growing data science and AI research community 
  • Builds research capacity in data science and AI to tackle complex issues 
  • Drives new research challenges through collaborative research projects 
  • Promotes and provides opportunities for knowledge transfer 
  • Identifies and provides training courses for students, academics, industry and the third sector 
  • Acts as a gateway for external organisations 

Join us