Professional summary

Research Interests

I recently joined the Water Resources Systems group in a new role; I will be supporting inter-disciplinary model integration activities.

My previous work at UKCEH has included:

  • Using UKCP18 (Climate Projection) data to explore climate resilience indicators, including future river flows and flood risks
  • Producing the Grid-to-Grid-based river flow forecast as part of the monthly Hydrological Outlook (http://www.hydoutuk.net/)
  • Comparing modelled estimates of soil moisture with UK Soil Moisture Databank historical observations from neutron probe measurements

Brief CV

My research background is in modelling planetary climates, atmospheres, and surface-atmosphere interactions. I have experience in numerical modelling, computer programming, and analysis of large data sets.

I completed my PhD in Planetary Science, studying the atmosphere of Mars. I ran computer experiments focused on surface dust lifting processes, their representation within the UK Mars Global Circulation Model (MGCM), and the potential impact of near-surface atmospheric dust phenomena on future Mars lander missions.

I am confident working individually and in a team, managing projects and budgets, and communicating my results to a wide audience. My programming experience includes Fortran, Python, R, and Bash, within both Windows and Linux environments.

Qualifications

PhD, The Open University, 2018
MPhys Astrophysics, Cardiff University, 2005

Panels, committees and memberships

  • Institute of Physics (IOP)