I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading (you can check out my departmental web page here). I’m working on the NERC SCENARIO-funded project “How can the stratosphere help us predict the weather several weeks ahead?”, supervised by Andrew Charlton-Perez, Steve Woolnough at the University of Reading, and Jason Furtado at the University of Oklahoma. The aim of the project is to improve sub-seasonal forecasting through a better understanding of stratosphere-troposphere coupling and its representation in forecast models. As part of the project, I spend summers in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma (OU).
Prior to my PhD, I gained a first-class Master’s degree in Meteorology and Climate from Reading, also spending my third year at OU.
In July 2018, I went viral on Twitter by comparing the UK heatwaves of 2018 and 1976, which showed how the event in 2018 was less unusual with respect to the global background climate.
Aside from stratosphere-troposphere coupling and sub-seasonal prediction, I’m also interested in jet streams, climate dynamics, ENSO, weather records, and climate change. I’m also a keen storm chaser.