Katie Bennett

Areas of expertise

  • Aviation

Current activities

Katie is a member of the Air Transport Science team and has over 5 years’ experience of research and development in the Aviation sector. She has worked on several projects including identifying and facilitating improvements to the Met Office’s forecasting of disruptive convection in the LTMA (London Terminal Manoeuvring Area). She has also spent time developing the WAFC (World Area Forecast Centre) hazard forecasts.

Katie is passionate about delivering improvements in aviation weather forecasts through visualisation tools to better serve meteorologists. Alongside her research efforts, Katie works closely with users to develop useful and accessible visualisation of forecasts.

For the past 3 years’, Katie’s main research focus has been on improving the accuracy of global inflight icing forecasts.

Career background

Katie began working at the Met Office as a summer placement student in June 2011. She worked in Climate Impacts looking at "The Impacts of Geoengineering on Food and Water Security". She then undertook a master’s degree at the University of Exeter and worked with the Met Office and the university to extend her summer placement project as her dissertation. Katie graduated with an MSc in Mathematics (Climate Science) in July 2012.

Following this, Katie joined the Met Office and in early 2013 she joined the Air Transport Science team.