Mark works on consultancy for external bodies, from private companies to government agencies.
Mark's areas of expertise are:
Mark's job is to provide and exploit expertise in climatological statistical analysis and presentation methods for the benefit of all customers, consultancy on climate and climate change impacts, and weather sensitivity analysis.
The current focus of Mark's work is to provide and improve assessments of site suitability and energy generation potential for the renewable energy sector, especially wind energy.
Mark joined the Met Office in 1993, working for more than four years as a model validation scientist in the Hadley Centre. He then moved to the Numerical Weather Prediction division, where he worked in the Numerical Modelling branch.
He joined the Scientific Consultancy Group in early 2000, and has worked on a variety of projects for the water, energy and insurance industries, as well as various government departments. Some examples of these projects are the effect of climate change on heavy short-period rainfall and the effect of climate change on the UK's nuclear power stations.
Mark has a BSc (Hons.) in astrophysics from Cardiff University.
Mark is a member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP) and is a Chartered Physicist (CPhys).