I am a Senior Research Scientist in the School. I gained my PhD from the Climatic Research Unit in 2003. Between 2003 and 2005 I completed two post-doctoral projects before joining the UK's National Oceanography Centre as a post-doctoral Knowledge Exchange scientist for the 'RAPID' Climate Change Programme. In this capacity I designed and implemented the programme's impacts strategy and completed two secondments within central UK Government. Upon the programme's completion I returned to the School to resume rmy climate and Earth system research (see 'Key Research Interests').
Pattern scaling using ClimGen: monthly-resolution future climate scenarios including changes in the variability of precipitation,
in Climatic Change
pp. 353-369Full Text UEA Repository
Climate Change Scenarios And Their Potential Impact On World Agriculture,
in Environmental Technology in the Oil Industry.
ISBN 978-90-481-7376-1UEA Repository
The water cycle in a changing climate,
in 7th World Water Forum, Words into Action.
Faircount Media Group
pp. 14-19UEA Repository
Impacts of the oceans on climate change,
in Advances in Marine Biology
pp. 1-150Full Text UEA Repository
UK Climate Projections Science Report: Climate Change projections,Full Text UEA Repository
Knowledge Exchange Within the Rapid Climate Change Program (RAPID),Full Text UEA Repository
Climate Scenarios and Decision Making under Uncertainty,
in Built Environment
pp. 10-30Full Text UEA Repository
Recent and future modulation of the annual cycle,
in Climate Research
pp. 1-11Full Text UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
I am interested in the modelling and analysis of the combined ocean-atmosphere-Earth system.
For my PhD I investgated, and modelled. the global atmospheric circulation, investigating 'singularity' phases of the annual cycle (including air temperature).
For my subsequent post-doctoral positions I have helped to develop weather-generator and 'pattern-scaling' techniques used in the production of climate-model-based climate scenarios, used to drive impact models. As part of this work I built a stand-alone precipitation generator 'CRU_DDS' to transform global monthly precipitation data into daily sequences and, with Prof. Tim Osborn, modified the ClimGen pattern-scaler.
In collaboration with German colleagues I also completed an upgrade to the LPJmL global hydrology and vegetation model, devising a groundwater storage scheme and used this addition to simulate potential changes in global groundwater store under IPCC-AR5 climate change scenarios.
Most recently, as part of the UK Real Projections Project, I investigated the land-sea warming contrast in the observed record and CMIP5 GCM archive, updating recent estimates of the contrast and comparing aspects of the metric with simulated values.