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!
New edition of Ocean Challenge is available for download
We are very pleased to announce that the new edition of Ocean Challenge V22 No.2 is available for download.
Sea Level SIG Meeting - Registration/Abstract submission open
2nd-4th July 2018 the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level will be hosting an international conference on sea-level at NOC and the University of Liverpool. We're already receiving abstracts for speakers and posters, so make sure you submit yours soon - abstract deadline is the 30th March.
Seeking Expressions Of Interest for position of Honorary Secretary on the Challenger Council
We seek lively and engaging scientists, from academia or industry, enthusiastic about supporting career development for our colleagues and helping to shape and manage the future of one of oldest and foremost Marine Science Societies in the world. We have three Council positions available including Honorary Secretary. See http://challenger-society.org.uk/join_council for more information.