I am a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.
My research is on dynamical and physical processes that are important for weather forecasting and climate prediction; in particular mesoscale dynamical meteorology, air-sea interaction, atmospheric forcing of the ocean and North Atlantic climate. I am regarded as an international expert on these processes in the polar regions. 

I am interested in real weather systems: what they look like, how they work physically and how we can describe them mathematically.  Hopefully such work will lead to a better understanding of the climate system and improvements in forecasting and modelling the atmosphere and ocean.

I received the 2017 Adrian Gill Prize from the Royal Meteorological Society, which recognises significant multi-disciplinary meteorological research achievements over the preceding 5 years.

I am currently Associate Dean for Research for the Faculty of Science. 


PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.  However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.



  • 2017-present: Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Science
  • 2010-present: Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA
  • 2010-2013: Director of Research for the School; REF2014 UOA7 Coordinator 
  • 2006-2010: Reader, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA
    • 2008-2010: Head of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences sector
    • 2008: Visiting Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto.
    • 2004-2006: Certificate in Higher Education Practice, UEA
  • 2004-2006: Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA
  • 1998-2004: Research Scientist, British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Cambridge
  • 1995-1998: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 1992-1995: PhD in Meteorology, University of Reading
  • 1987-1991: BSc (Hons) in Mathematics (First Class), University of Edinburgh

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