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Biography

I am a Senior Ocean Modelling Scientist at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). 

My research career began at the University of East Anglia, studying for a PhD on physical oceanography and climate science. Since then, I have focused on understanding spatial and temporal variability in the ocean, and its interactions with the wider climate system. Understanding current states of variability are crucial for predicting future changes, and therefore assessing impacts on ecosystems.

I have experience using and developing a variety of ocean models, for a variety of locations and applications, from Antarctic continental shelves to the tropical Pacific Ocean. For my PhD, I used a global climate model, HadCM3, to assess the impact of changes in the ocean. Since then, I have developed high resolution regional ocean configurations using ROMS, GETM, Telemac3D, and NEMO (AMM15 – now used for operational forecasts at the Met Office). Ocean models are a valuable tool for investigating variability within the ocean, especially in regions where observations are limited in space and/or time.

 

Employment & Academic Background

2017–Present: Senior Ocean Modeller, Cefas, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

2015–2018: Senior Ocean Modelling Scientist, Met Office, Exeter, Devon, UK

2013–2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, Old Dominion University, Norfolk , VA, USA

2011–2012: Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk , UK

 

2007–2011: PhD Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Key Research Interests and Expertise

  • Regional ocean modelling, and the impact of model resolution.
  • Exchange between shelf seas and open ocean.
  • Ocean variability, and role of ocean-atmosphere-ice interactions.
  • Role of physical oceanography in understanding ecosystem change/variability.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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