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Our science fellows

Samantha Adams

Samantha is the Next Generation Modelling Systems (NGMS) Technical Fellow and is working to ensure all the key technical components for our future modelling systems are delivered to ensure the success of the NGMS Programme.

Mike Bell

Mike is working on the the dynamics of meridional overturning circulations and ocean heat uptake and the numerics of the NEMO ocean model. He is also Head of Learning and Development within Science.

Martin Best

Martin manages the research undertaken on land surface processes

Richard Betts

Richard leads the climate impacts area, specialising in ecosystem-hydrology-climate interactions but also overseeing work on urban, health, industry and finance.

Ian Boutle

Ian leads important work to re-engineer our modelling codes in the Next Generation Modelling Systems programme.

John Eyre

John undertakes research and development to improve exploitation of satellite data in numerical weather prediction and other applications in weather and climate.

Paul Field

Paul leads research into cloud microphysical processes

Brian Golding

Brian researches to advance our forecasting capabilities of hazardous weather

Jonathan Gregory

Jonathan is a Research Fellow in climate change at the Met Office Hadley Centre.

Jim Haywood

Jim is engaged in measurement and modelling aerosols and their impacts on radiation, clouds, visibility and air-quality.

Helene Hewitt

Helene is a Met Office Science Fellow and leads the Ocean Modelling group.

David Jackson

David is involved in research to operations activities aimed at improving  Met Office operational space weather forecasts, with a particular focus on the thermosphere.

Chris Jones

Chris leads research into the global carbon cycle and how it interacts with climate change.  This helps governments determine carbon budgets and activities to tackle climate change.

Richard Jones

Richard is a Science Fellow and manages work on generating and applying regional climate information and modelling systems with a focus on international development.

Lizzie Kendon 

Lizzie is leading pioneering work to use very high resolution (km-scale) models for understanding future climate change.  She leads a small team who are focussed on understanding the representation of high impact events such as extreme rainfall, sting jets and lightning at high resolution compared to conventional climate models, and the implications for future change.

Kirsty Lewis

Kirsty is bringing her huge experience from a secondment at the FCDO into how we take our science into impact and co-design climate services.

Adrian Lock

Adrian leads the research and development of the parametrization of the atmospheric boundary layer.

Andrew Lorenc

Andrew leads some innovative research in Data Assimilation and Ensembles and advises Met Office research projects across a wide area.

Matt Martin

Matt leads the research and development of marine data assimilation systems in the Met Office.

David Matthews

David leads on the development of workflow related tools and other infrastructure underpinning our modelling systems.

Ken Mylne

Ken is providing leadership on the development and use of ensembles in NWP.

James Murphy

James is developing a strategy for seamless ensemble prediction across a range of time scales.

Fiona O'Connor

Fiona leads on climate and atmospheric composition and developing science to underpin the commitments made at COP26 on methane.

Ed Pope

Ed is moving to the Informatics Lab for a two year secondment and will pioneer our use of data sciences in our hazard to decision making for climate security.

Nigel Roberts

Nigel works on innovative ways to exploit, evaluate and develop our numerical weather prediction ensemble forecasts with the aim of improving the forecast information we provide.

Roger Saunders

Roger leads Satellite Applications, developing the use of satellite data for assimilation into NWP models and imagery for forecasting, and promoting the use of satellites for climate monitoring.

Doug Smith

Doug leads the decadal climate prediction research and development at the Met Office Hadley Centre.

Alison Stirling

Alison leads research into the representation of convection across model scales.

Peter Stott

Peter is an expert in the attribution of climate change to anthropogenic and natural causes and leads the climate monitoring and attribution team.

David Thomson

David leads research in atmospheric turbulence and dispersion.