I am a P3 research scientist in the Earth System Physics section of ICTP.

My research interests focus on cloud and convection dynamics and physics, and their representation in weather forecast and climate models.

In addition I examine how tropical weather and climate is represented and predicted in these models, especially at seasonal timescales. A key question is how weather prediction and climate models can be better applied in developing countries, particularly concentrating on their use for health impacts. Some of this work has been carried in the framework of two EUFP7 projects on climate and health, namely QWeCI and HEALTHY FUTURES.

I presently serve as a member on the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Working Group on sub-Seasonal to Interdecadal Prediction (WGSIP). I also serve as co-chair of the scientific advisory committee (SAC) of the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

and am a member of the technical advisory group of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).


2007-present: Research Scientist ICTP, Italy

2000-2007: Research Scientist ECMWF, UK

1997-2000: Marie Curie Fellow MPI Meteorology, Germany

1994-1997: PhD and NERC Fellow, Reading University, UK

1991-1994: Research analyst, Whitehall, UK government

1988-1991: BSC hons Pure Mathematics, Warwick University