I spent 20 very happy years working as a Civil Engineer in many parts of the UK, but also with 10 years in Tanzania, Dubai and Oman before returning to study Geophysical Sciences at UEA as a mature student. I discovered the science of oceanography and in particular coastal processes and carried on to complete a PhD at UEA, working with an inspiring research group at UEA, guided by Chris Vincent in 2004.
After a UEA post doc job, a lecturer's post and a further three years working as a marine specialist with Meteorologists Weatherquest Ltd, I moved to Cefas five years ago where I am now group manager for Ocean Processes and Systems. Whilst scientifically, I stay close to coastal processes at Cefas, much of my work involves numerical modelling of coastal processes, geomorphology and water quality and I get great pleasure and opportunity from working with an extremely lively bunch of fellow scientists! Cefas is a government department (executive agency of Defra) but it is a fantastic place to work to integrate all scientific disciplines and be part every aspect of marine science imaginable.
I have been a member of the Challenger Society since 2002 and was elected onto the Council this year as Honorary Secretary, despite my attrocious spelling!
Early online Ocean Challenge articles
Three articles from the first 2017 volume of Ocean Challenge have been published early online.
Challenger President Marches for Science
On International Earth Day (22nd April) our President Prof. Rachel Mills joined 100s of 1000's of people around the globe to March for Science.
Registration open for Ocean Modelling SIG September 2017
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Challenger Society Ocean Modelling meeting is now open.The meeting will be held 11-12th September 2017 at the Met Office, Exeter.