A brief academic history...
- 1994 - 1997 I was introduced to atmosphere, ocean and
climate research as an undergraduate in Physics and Meteorology
at the University of Reading.
- 1997 - 1998 I then spent a happy 15 months
working with John
Marshall in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary
Sciences (EAPS) at MIT, on coupled
ocean-atmosphere processes in the North Atlantic, and the role they
play in decadal climate variability.
- 1999 - 2001 As a PhD student supervised by David
Marshall in the Oceanography
Group at Reading, I studied the time-dependent dynamics of
the thermohaline circulation, learning much about the dynamical
adjustment of the overturning circulation to changes at high
- 2002 - 2004 To lean something about smaller-scale
oceanography, I worked as a postdoc
Garrett in the Ocean Physics group at
the University of Victoria on ocean
mixing and the dynamics of flow through straits. I was lucky enough
to be involved in several fieldwork campaigns in Japan and the
Canadian Arctic. As a result I have become very interested in the
dynamics of the Arctic Ocean and its interaction with the rest of the
- 2005 - 2007 As a Royal Society university
research fellow in the Meteorology
Department at the University of Reading my research focused on the
thermohaline circulation and its connection to high-latitude ocean
dynamics in both hemispheres...with collaborators in Sweden, Germany,
the US and Canada, as well as around the UK.
- 2007 Now I'm a Royal Society university research
fellow and lecturer here at the University of Oxford! My research
involves numerical, analytical and observational studies of large
scale ocean dynamics and climate.
Approaches I dabble in
theory, use models as tools, and spend time at sea (and on the ice!)
to collect data. For an idea of what I get up to in the field take a
peep at our Arctic Ocean research blog, or follow
while I was
on board the CCGS Henry Larsen in August 2007.