Professional summary

Research Interests

My current research topic is land-atmosphere interaction, specifically using Earth Observation and model data to characterise land (particularly soil moisture) influence on the lower atmosphere (with a focus on extreme storms).

Current Projects

LMCS - Exploring the influence of the land surface on intense storms globally using observations and k-scale simulations.

Past Projects

GCRF AFRICAN SWIFT – Major African-UK science collaboration, building capacity in African weather forecasting on multiple timescales.

CASPER – In collaboration with Indian partners, evaluation of high-resolution forecast model behaviour over the Indian summer monsoon region with particular focus on extreme rainfall events. 

PORCELAIN – UK collaboration with Chinese partners to understand the influence of land-atmosphere interactions on the East Asian monsoon. 

VERA – Understanding the impact of vegetation on extreme storms in West Africa. 

INCOMPASS – Major India-UK monsoon science collaboration, improving forecasting of the Indian summer monsoon through characterisation of key land-atmosphere feedbacks. 

Brief CV

2016 - present : Researching land-atmosphere interaction at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford

2013 - 2016 : PhD Physics and Astronomy at University College London, performing research in molecular physics with application to extrasolar planetary atmospheres and industrial spectral studies. Demonstrator and teaching assistant in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences department. 

2009 - 2013 : MSci Natural Sciences at University College London, specialising in astrophysics and geophysical sciences.

Panels, committees and memberships

  • Member of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Physics