Science Advisory

XL Catlin
Natural Hazards (Meteorological) Advisor

Institute for Environmental Analytics
Natural Hazards (Meteorological) Science and Modelling Advisor

DONG Energy
Meteorology Advisor


Team Project, MSc 2016 (University of Reading)
Examining the 2015 Scottish flooding

Zihan Zhang, MSc 2015 (University of Reading)
Evaluating extreme rainfall estimates from hourly and daily rain gauge datasets

Team Project, MSc 2015 (University of Reading)
Examining the 2014 Winter Flooding

Maya Balasubramanyam, MSc 2014 (with Catlin Group) (University of Reading)
Extreme Rainfall and the Relationship to Summer Flooding Events in the UK

Taejun Song, MSc 2013 (with Hiscox Insurance) (University of Reading)
How well are extreme windstorms represented in HiGEM?


University of Exeter
Mathematics of Climate Change, 2018 (3rd year undergraduate course)

Oxford University Summer School for Adults
Climate Change: Science and Communication, 2018

Oxford University Department for Continuing Education
Contemporary Climate Science, 2016

Graduate School Training Programme (Reading Researcher Development Programme, University of Reading)
Managing your research project, 2013-2014 (PhD course)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Reading)
MT24C: Numerical Methods for Environmental Science, 2009-2011 (BSc course)
MTMW14: Numerical Modelling of the Atmospheres and Oceans, 2009-2011 (MSc course)
PH101: Physics of the Natural World, 2009-2011 (BSc course)

Private Tuition
A-Level Physics, 2009-2011


Invited Speaker, Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform Meeting at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Malta, November 2015
I was an invited speaker at the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform's meeting on climate change and smart cities, a side meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta in November 2015. My talk discussed the effect of climate change on business, and how business might get involved in helping commonwealth countries adapt to climate change.

Organiser & Chair of FFIR programme's Early Career Researcher Meeting, University of Reading, January 2015
I organised and chaired the first Early Career Researcher meeting for the Flooding From Intense Rainfall (FFIR) programme to facilitate interactions between ECRs in the different projects and to form working collaborations and potential joint papers. FFIR ECR Meeting Report

Organiser & Chair of CWC/SRM Meeting on Global Climate Modelling, Institute of Physics, February 2014
I organised and chaired a meeting on behalf of the Changing Water Cycle and Storm Risk Mitigation Programmes' Executive Board on topics associated with Global Climate Modelling: Uncertainties, Extreme Value Theory and Downscaling. A journal report on the meeting is being planned.

Chair of PostDoc/PhD Forum at CWC/SRM Joint Meeting, Oxford, May 2013
I chaired the PostDoc and PhD student forum at the Changing Water Cycle and Storm Risk Mitigation joint meeting. Created some cross-project working groups and meetings to discuss questions posed by the working groups.

Peer Review

British Council Institutional & Researcher Links Review Panel, 2012 - 2016
I am on the Environment and Agricultural Sciences review panel for the British Council Institutional and Researcher Links calls.

Journal Reviews
I have peer reviewed a number of articles from journals that include: Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics, Tellus A, Surveys in Geophysics, the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, the International Journal of Climatology and Meteorological Applications.

Professional Qualifications

Certificate in Research Career Management, 2014, University of Reading
I completed my certificate in research career management at the University of Reading in 2014. It involved completing a number of training courses, including: Project Management, Management Skills, Using Social Media, Developing Your Presentation Skills, amongst others.

Committee Representation

UK Research Staff Association Committee
Representative, British Council Researcher Links: 2015 - 2017

University of Reading Research Staff Committee
Chair: 2015 - 2016
Representative, School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences: 2013 - 2015

School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences Research Staff Committee, University of Reading
Representative, University Research Staff Committee: 2013 - 2015
Representative, IT Users' Forum: 2013 - 2014

Media Work

Sky News
19th September 2018: Storm Ali

BBC Three Counties Radio
13th September 2018: Hurricane Florence

The Geographer, Royal Scottish Geographical Society
Winter 2017: The 2017 US hurricane season

Guardian News
8th September 2017: Typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes: how these weather systems form

Sputnik News
7th September 2017: Can Science Ever Stop a Storm? Hurricane Irma, Harvey and Worse to Come

Express Live
7th September 2017: Hurricane Irma path update LIVE: Latest NOAA track as models show hurricane to HIT Florida

Sky News
9th February 2014: Winter 2013/2014 Flooding
15th February 2014: Winter 2013/2014 Flooding

Outreach Activities

Abingdon School
Sixth Form Careers Evening: January 2015, November 2015
Sixth Form Mock Interviews: June 2014

Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra Education Event
January 2015: Introduction to Climate Change

DONG Energy Customer Day
October 2014: Climate Change and its Impact on the Energy Industry

Bradfield College Café Scientifique
June 2014: Extreme Weather and the UK: Current Challenges and Climate Change

AWE Energy Awareness Exhibition
March 2014: The Climate Change Challenge in the UK

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassador
Holt Careers Fair: March 2014
Langley Grammar School Networking Event: March 2014
Miaden Erleigh Careers Fair: February 2014