I graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geoscience in 2013. This included a one year industrial placement on the Island of Samos, Greece and the Island of Nosy Be in Madagascar, where I joined active research groups studying the anthropogenic impact of agriculture and deforestation on local ecosystems.
In 2014 I completed a Master’s Degree at Cardiff University in Applied Environmental Geology which included studies in geotechnics and soil mechanics. In November of that year, I was employed by Arcadis Consulting UK as an Environmental Engineer. I worked on large projects in the environment team, including the Gatwick Runway 2 Project and the Croydon Residential Project.
Modules taken as part of my Environmental Geoscience degree at Cardiff University first instilled my interest in ocean and atmospheric science. I developed an understanding for the proposed mechanisms for climate variations on a range of timescales and the complexities of the proxies used to study past climates, all of which strengthened my interest in the subject and fuelled my decision to pursue a research career in climate science.
PhD title: The Sun, the stratosphere, and seasonal climate prediction
The project’s aim is to understand the role of monthly solar variability on the stratosphere, and how such variability might affect the monthly and seasonal prediction of surface weather and climate. I will be joining the research group at UEA in meteorology, oceanology and climate, and will collaborate with scientists at the Met Office. The work will use a combination of observation, theory, climate models as well as the state-of-the-art seasonal prediction system at the Met Office. The project will contribute to the growing research in seasonal prediction and space weather.
- Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA
- Climate Research Unit
- Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research