Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Convection & Climate Predictability, Columbia University

John is a postdoctoral research scientist working on the links between severe convection, tornadoes and climate systems. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia, with a thesis entitled ‘The impacts of climate variability and change on severe thunderstorm environments in Australia’.

Currently, John is looking at seasonal prediction and climate linkages to the occurrence of hailstorms and tornadoes for the United States. He also is working on other projects including; a new historical tornado climatology for Australia and crowd-sourced storm chaser observations.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Convection & Climate Predictability, Columbia University

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Melbourne , Doctor of Philosphy
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)