I am a hydrometeorological instrumentation specialist used to working on large scale automated monitoring networks, and automated monitoring networks in extreme environments. I have experience with a wide variety of data transmission technologies due to the need for near real time data collection from these networks, and the lack of a one size fits all solution. As a member of the Royal Meteorological Society Special Interest Group on Meterological Observing Systems I keep up with developments in the field of meteorological instrumentation through contact with manufacturers and other end users.
2019 Onwards - Field Engineer at UKCEH
Primarily focused on maintaining and upgrading the COSMOS UK soil moisture monitoring network, with the intention of improving data quality and minimising down time of sites. Using the telemetry techniques and experience developed on the COSMOS network to aid the implementation of data transmission across smaller networks.
2017 to 2019 - Wintering Meteorologist at British Antarctic Survey
Responsible for routine meteorological observations at Rothera Research Station and maintenance and upgrading of automated meteorological equipment on station and in the field.
2014 to 2017 - Research Associate Field Instrument Technician at CEH
Overcoming technical challenges during the expansion of the COSMOS UK soil moisture monitoring project, and maintaining a number of Eddy Covariance sites measuring fluxes of water, carbon dioxide and methane. Developing robust data transmission solutions to allow near real time collection of hydrometeorological data from remote sites, and reliable power systems to minimise data loss.
MSc - Glaciology, Aberystwyth University, 2013.
BSc - Outdoor Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2012.