Dr Ashworth is currently the Royal Society Hodgkin Research Fellow at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the interactions and feedbacks between the biosphere, atmosphere and society. She aims to bring a fundamental understanding of the complex processes involved in the exchange of trace gases and particles between the land surface and the troposphere to model simulations at a range of spatial and temporal scales. Dr Ashworth develops 1-D canopy exchange models to explore and improve our knowledge of how these processes interact and applies this knowledge to improve 3-D models. She uses these to investigate the impacts of future change, in particular changes in land use and land cover, on air quality, climate, and society.