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Lecturer in Meteorology, University of Reading

I am a lecturer in the Meteorology Department of Reading University having previously been a Reasearch fellow in the Climate Division of the NERC funded National Centre for Atmospheric Science based at the University of Reading. There I worked with Julia Slingo on tropical intraseasonal variability, particularly the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). This is a Kelvin wave-like phenomenon which propagates around the tropics, alternately enhancing and supressing convection. It takes between 30 and 60 days to propagate once around the equator, hence its alternative name - the Intraseasonal Oscillation.

I am also very interested in operational weather forecasting and currently teach the MSc module on Forecasting Systems and Applications.

I am acting as series editor for a new series of academic textbooks on Weather and Climate Science to be published by Wiley-Blackwell, and supported by the Royal Meteorological Society.

I am the author of the book "Teach Yourself Weather" in the popular "Teach Yourself" series published by Hodder.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Meteorology, University of Reading