Our science fellows

Met Office science fellows have been appointed on the basis of their scientific and technical achievements which have contributed significantly to delivering Met Office objectives, and are recognised nationally and internationally as world-class.

Their appointments allow those staff to continue to focus on their area of expertise, to play an important role in fostering innovation and to work with the Chief Scientist to develop and deliver the Met Office Science Strategy. A Science Fellow is equivalent to a Professorship and many of our Fellows already hold a Visiting Professor position at leading UK universities.

  • Alberto Arribas

    Alberto works on improving our understanding of the relevant processes and dynamical forecasting capabilities at seasonal timescales.

  • Mike Bell

    Mike leads the teams developing the Met Office's short-range surface wave and ocean forecasting capabilities.

  • 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.

  • Mike Cullen

    Mike leads a Met Office data assimilation research group and also works on theoretical atmospheric dynamics and nonlinear partial differential equations.

  • John Eyre

    John leads 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.

  • Chris Folland

    Chris works part time on seasonal forecasting, seasonal to multidecadal climate variability, and as an advisor to the Met Office Hadley Centre.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • David Matthews

    David leads a team of software engineers who develop and support the modelling infrastructure

  • John Mitchell

    John Mitchell is Principal Research Fellow at the Met Office

  • James Murphy

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

  • Paul Selwood

    Paul leads the work to optimise Met Office codes for High-Performance Computers

  • Glenn Shutts

    Glenn carries out fundamental research into mesoscale, dynamical processes and currently coordinates effort into the representation of stochasticity.

  • Doug Smith

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

  • Andrew Staniforth

    Andrew develops innovative numerical methods for dynamical cores, focusing on the Met Office's Unified Model.

Last updated: 17 June 2014