Chartered Meteorologist (Royal Meteorological Society)
Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society
Teaching qualification: Level 3 Award in Education and Training
I joined the Met Office as a trainee weather forecaster in 2003, and spent much of my career as an Operational Meteorologist working in a variety of sectors, including military, aviation, transport, retail and media. Having completed an MSc in psychology, I am the UK’s first Socio-Meteorologist, working at the intersection of the social and physical sciences in order to ensure weather forecasts and warnings help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
I am especially interested in communication that encourages behavioural response, with a particular focus on equipping people to prepare for and respond to extreme and impactful weather that is being exacerbated by our changing climate.
Royal Meteorological Society
American Meteorological Society
British Psychological Society
European Congress of Psychology
Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST)
Met Office Academic Partners (MOAPs)
Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Office for National Statistics (ONS)