Joanne develops post-processing systems and products to forecast the impacts of hazardous weather.
Joanne works on forecasting the societal impacts and risks of severe weather and related hazards using NWP data. She has been developing the Met Office Hazard Impact Model (HIM) with a range of partners, including the British Geological Survey (BGS), Environment Agency (EA) and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) as well as others organisations involved in the Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP). Her current focus is on forecasting the risks and impacts of strong winds, landslides and surface water flooding (SWF) on the UK transport network. Joanne's current activities include:
Joanne joined the Met Office in November 2007 after completing an MSc in Geophysical Hazards at University College London (UCL) and a BSc in Geography at the University of Sheffield. Joanne's first post at the Met Office was in the Post Processing and Impacts team, after which she moved to the Ensemble Forecasting Applications Group and is now in the newly formed Weather Impacts Group. Joanne is currently completing her PhD in Geology (landslide activity in the context of synoptic rainfall patterns and tectonics in Papua New Guinea) with the University of Leicester. She has also been given the opportunity to be a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Societal and Economic Research Applications (SERA) working group. She has been an active member of this group since 2010.