Group

Partial group photo following the 2022 AOFD meeting in Breckenridge, CO. (left-right: Aaron Carruthers, Will Seviour, Regan Mudhar, Emily Ball).

Academic groups have become a bit amorphous in the UK as PhD students now commonly have multiple supervisors. I think this is a really good thing, but it means it’s tricky to define such thing as ‘my group’. Having said that, I am very lucky to have a lead- or co-supervisory role with the following fantastic people:

Current members

Emily Ball is a PhD student at the University of Bristol, co-supervised with Dann Mitchell and Geoff Vallis. She is working on understanding polar vortex dynamics in extreme climates on Mars and Earth’s paleoclimate.

Aaron Carruthers is a PhD student at the University of Exeter, investigating the dynamics of Jupiter’s polar vortices. Aaron’s lead supervisor is Stephen Thomson.

Ross Castle is a PhD student at the University of Exeter, co-supervised with Geoff Vallis. He is interested in understanding the atmospheric general circulation response to climate change.

Regan Mudhar is a PhD student at the University of Exeter, working on the impacts of Artcic amplification on the stratosphere, as part of the ArticCONNECT project. Her co-supervisors are Stephen Thomson, James Screen, Dann Mitchell, and Adam Scaife.

Erin Walker is a PhD student at the University of Bristol, co-supervised with Dann Mitchell and Paul Valdes. She is working on understanding the impact of the stratosphere on extratropical storm tracks.

Past members

Richard Hall was a research associate at the University of Bristol, co-supervised with Dann Mitchell, on a NERC-funded project led by Corwin Wright at the University of Bath. He investigated sudden stratospheric warmings and their impact on extreme weather events. Now a postdoc at Imperial College London, working with Arnaud Czaja.

I am also fortunate to be a member of the Isca team, as well as the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics at Exeter, and to be an external member of the Bristol Climate Dynamics Group.