I'm a senior lecturer in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, and the Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. My research interests largely concern physics-dynamics interactions: i.e., model parameterizations and their influences on dynamics. Of particular interest is atmospheric convection, ranging from idealized process studies to its representation in numerical models, to its role in synoptic-scale systems.
Other interests include the role of friction in synoptic systems as well as some work on sea breezes. In a previous life, before I became a meteorologist, I worked on low-energy particle physics and on radioactive waste disposal.
Externally, I am involved in a European group on Theoretical Studies of the Convection Parameterization Problem (COST Action ES0905). Internally, I am involved with both the mesoscale and the boundary layer groups of the department.
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