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 competeion I returned to the School to resume rmy climate and Earth system research.
Pattern scaling using ClimGen: monthly-resolution future climate scenarios including changes in the variability of precipitationFull Text UEA Repository
Climate Change Scenarios And Their Potential Impact On World AgricultureUEA Repository
The water cycle in a changing climateUEA Repository
Impacts of the oceans on climate changeFull Text UEA Repository
UK Climate Projections Science Report: Climate Change projections
Knowledge Exchange Within the Rapid Climate Change Program (RAPID)UEA Repository
Recent and future modulation of the annual cycleFull 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. Most recently 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.
Finally, I am also interested in large-scale ocean dynamics -- and, particularly, relationships with decadal scale climate variability.