Stephen is Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre and Professor of Meteorology at the University of Reading.
Areas of expertise include:
As Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre, Stephen leads the Climate Science directorate, providing scientific direction to its 6 areas; Earth System Science; Climate impacts; Climate Monitoring; Cryosphere and Oceans; Seasonal to decadal and Understanding Climate. Together these areas provide the science and model developments key to understanding climate variability and projecting future change and its impacts.
Stephen also manages the delivery of climate science research under the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme, funded by DECC and Defra.
Stephen obtained his PhD in fluid dynamics from the University of Cambridge. Following work as a research fellow at Stanford and Cambridge he moved to the University of Reading, becoming Head of School, School of Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics in 2007. In 2010 he became the joint Met Office Chair in Weather Systems and joined the Met Office as Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre in 2012.