I am interested in how properties of the land surface, such as soil moisture and vegetation cover, influence weather and climate. Whilst trained as a modeller, I have increasingly focused on using observations to identify how fluxes of moisture and sensible heat from the land affect the lower atmosphere and convective rainfall.
1992 – present: Researching land-atmosphere feedbacks at CEH (formerly the Institute of Hydrology) Wallingford
1992-1996: PhD, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. I gained my PhD working on mesoscale modelling of land-atmosphere interactions as part of the HAPEX-Sahel experiment in West Africa.
1990-91: MSc Atmospheric Science, University of East Anglia, Norwich
1985-89: BSc Physics, University of Sussex, Brighton