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EDUCATION

Leicester University 1996 Ph.D. Astrophysics "Magnetically Channelled Flows in Stellar Systems"
Sussex University 1992 M.Sc. Astronomy
Oxford University 1991 B.A.(Hons) Physics


EMPLOYMENT

Reading University 2013- Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Implementing improved Sea Surface Temperature retrieval algorithms for ESA and EUMETSAT.

Reading University 2011-2012 Storm Risk Mitigation Programme Integration Scientist
Working to pull together research from the Tempest, Demon and Diamet projects by studying the ability of climate models to reproduce extreme precipitation events.

Reading University 2008-2011 Cascade Research Assistant
Studying the ability of high-resolution, large domain models to reproduce the diurnal cycle of tropical thunderstorms.

Louisiana State University 2007-2008 Physics Instructor
Teaching a range of introductory physics courses.

Louisiana State University 2002-2007 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - Astrophysics
Research into a variety of interacting binary systems.

St. Andrews University 1999-2002 Postdoctoral Research Associate - Astrophysics
Observational and modelling study of the "propellor" class of Cataclysmic Variables.

Met Office 1997-1999 Scientific Liaison to DETR (now DECC)
Programme management for the AATSR project along with general scientific advice on climate change and stratospheric ozone issues.

Leicester University 1997 Postdoctoral Research Associate - Astrophysics
Short post to collate and write up Ph.D. results.

Cambridge University 1992-1993 Research Assistant - Astrophysics
Distentangling the spectra of composite binary stars.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIPS

Certificate in Research Career Management (2010)
Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (2010)
Member of the International Astronomical Union (2006)
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (1996)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Reading University
MT37D Remote Sensing Methods and Applications - Shared (Final Year)
MTMA32 Measurements and Instrumentation Lab - Demonstrator (Masters level)

Louisiana State University
Physics 2001 General Physics I (without calculus) - Problem Classes
Physics 2101 General Physics for Technical Students I (with calculus) - Instructor of record
Physics 2102 General Physics for Technical Students II (with calculus) - Problem Classes
Physics 2108 Introductory Physics Lab - Instructor of record

Leicester University
Astronomy lab - demonstrator (over 100 hours)
Mathematics for Physics students - Small Group Problem Classes/Tutorials (over 100 hours)
Astronomy for Combined Science - Small Group Problem Classes/Tutorials

 
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