I am an atmospheric scientist and my main interests are in air quality, tropospheric ozone chemistry and in halogenated gases that are stratospheric ozone depleting and greenhouse gases.

I came to UEA as a student in 1983 and never left.  Initially I studied for a BSc in Environmental Sciences before obtaining a PhD in Atmospheric Science.  I was then employed as a researcher for 15 years on various projects and, for a couple of years, supported by the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAS).  In 2005 I began a RCUK Academic Fellowship, becoming a Reader in 2010 and subseqently a Professor in 2014.  I teach atmospheric chemistry and am currently the Deputy Head and Director of Research for the School of Environmental Sciences.

I am member of the Defra Air Quality Review Group.

PhD Studentships Available

Air Quality in the UK: The Impact of Boundary Layer Meteorology 


PhD Positions

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  • 1983 - 1986: BSc in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
  • 1986 - 1989: PhD in Atmospheric Science, University of East Anglia, with 1987/8 at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
  • 1989 - 2002: Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia.
  • 2003 - 2004: National Centre for Atmospheric Science supported Researcher, University of East Anglia.
  • 2005 - 2010: Research Councils UK Academic Fellow, University of East Anglia.
  • 2010 - 2014: Reader, University of East Anglia.
  • 2014 - present: Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of East Anglia.

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