Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

I am joint head of department at the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. 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 the boundary layer in synoptic systems as well as the use of ensembles and predictability.

I am currently advertising for a PhD studentship on high-resolution numerical weather forecasting to begin in October 2020.

Externally, I was recently involved in a European group on Theoretical Studies of the Convection Parameterization Problem (the recently-concluded COST Action ES0905). This included being the lead editor for a two volume book on convection parameterization (covers above), and organization of a training school held in Croatia in September 2013. Internally, I am involved with both the mesoscale and the boundary layer groups of the department.

Some details of the convection parameterization book are in this flyer. The cover art is courtesy of Graeme Stephens.