Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Exeter

I am part of a NERC funded project, Climate of the Last Millennium (CLAM), which is an integrated data-model approach to reconstruct and interpret annual variability in North Atlantic Circulation. I provide modelling and data analysis expertise to interpret a novel palaeo-record and obtain a better understanding of the mechanisms behind ocean variability in the North Atlantic. 

CLAM is a 3 year £750k NERC Standard Grant collaboration between Cardiff (lead), Exeter and Bangor, attempting to reconstruct and understand annual to centennial variability in surface North Atlantic circulation over the past millennium. CLAM aims to utilise a network of robustly calibrated and verified absolutely dated sclerochronological proxy archives from North West Scotland, North of Iceland and the Gulf of Maine, together with high-resolution climate models, to investigate the mechanisms and forcings driving variability in the circulation patterns of the North Atlantic over the last millennium. 


PhD at University of Southampton

Currently I am studying for a PhD at the University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre Southampton, with additional support from the UK Met Office, Exeter.

Project: Deep ocean heat content observing strategy: evaluating the past and predicting the future

I use models to study ocean heat variability. I analyse the capability of current deep ocean observational techniques and evaluate optimal future deep ocean observation strategies.

My research contributes to the aims of the NERC DEEP-C project (Diagnosing Earth's Energy Pathways in the Climate system, http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~sgs02rpa/research/DEEP-C.html).


12 week internship at Met Office

In 2012 I was a summer intern at the Met Office Hadley Centre. I researched possible fingerprints for detecting changes to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00762.1)

 

MSci Oceanography at University of Southampton

I was awarded MSci Oceanography at the University of Southampton, UK in June 2013 with first class honours and as best graduating student. During 2013, I was awarded an ImarEST Undergraduate Scholarship as well as the Southern Joint Branch of RINA and ImarEST prize for excellence on ImarEST accredited courses.