Academic profile

Consider the information provided on this page a brief CV. My publication and funding records can be found on my ORCiD page, as listed below.

Unique Researcher Identifiers:


ResearcherID: B-8643-2011

Current academic portfolio

Present Appointment:
  • Senior Lecturer in the School of Earth and Environmental Science. University of Manchester, UK. August 2013 – Ongoing
  • Fellow of the Alan Turing Data Science Institute. October 2018 – Ongoing
Previous Appointments:
  • Senior research fellow part funded by the UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS); a Natural Environment Research Council large-scale (NERC) Collaborative Centre and the University of Manchester
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physics Dept., UMIST/University of Manchester September 2005 – August 2013.

Education & Qualifications:PhD (Modelling the hygroscopic properties of atmospheric aerosols).

  • September 2001 – September 2004.
  • University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)

Physics degree, BSc, 1st class

  • September 1998 – September 2001
  • University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)

Publication Summary (as of November 2018) :

  • 58 Peer-reviewed Publications, 2026 citations, h-index 26
  • Book chapter on aerosol thermodynamics aimed at postgraduate teaching in environmental science. Published through Blackwell publishing UK: Chapter 6. Thermodynamics of Aqueous Systems, Professor Ian Colbeck Director, Dr David Topping, Published Online: 3 MAR 2009, DOI: 10.1002/9781444305388.ch6

Management & Supervision:


  • Responsible for 3 instruments as part of current NERC projects within the Latham Atmospheric Science Laboratories, University of Manchester
  • Main supervisor of 3 current PhD students, co-supervisor of 3 more and responsible for the management and supervision of 1 Postdoctoral Research Staff in the Centre for Atmospheric Science.

Organisation of Recent Scientific Meetings and Conferences:

  • I have jointly formed the first working group of RSEs across the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna from a keen interest to help support RSE career paths across earth sciences.
  • Chair of international Network on Fundamental Properties of molecules, Nov 2016. Held at the University of Manchester and included contribution from researchers across the EU and US.
  • Co-Chair of Emerging Technology Conference (EMiT), Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, June 2016 ( Including co-chair 2014-16.
  • Co-Chair of Aerosol Chemistry and Microphysics subgroup, European Geophysical Union Conference, Vienna, April 2016 – onwards.

….invitations to contribute to 7 international conferences and one national meeting in atmospheric Science, 3 invites to give lectures in both the UK and internationally as well as attending 32 other conferences/seminars

Institutional Responsibilities:

Previous NCAS responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of large multi-institute research activity and conducting of smaller focussed projects in key areas of need.
  • Coordinate activities linking aerosol process studies, and to improve links between aerosol process science and large scale model development.
  • Dictate/conduct future research directions through NCAS science strategy and individually funded grants.

Professional Office and Advisory Work:

  • NERC Technology Panel Peer Review College Member, 2012
  • Belgian Science Council Review Panel Member, 2015
  • Conducted proposal reviews for US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and EPSRC.

Journal Editorial and Reviewing Responsibilities:

Associate Editor of Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 2013 – ongoing

Associate Editor of Geoscientific Model Development, 2018 – ongoing

Referee for the following peer reviewed journals: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics /Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres) / Atmospheric Environment / Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry.

Research focus:

As a brief summary….

My traditional research interests focus on building computational models of atmospheric processes for use in interpretation of field experiments and as sub models for incorporation in air quality and climate change models. The latter include modules supplied to the developers of the UK Chemistry Aerosol community model (UKCA), a joint NCAS-Met Office programme funded by NCAS, GMR and DEFRA.

I manage and coordinate the UManSysProp informatics and open-source model suite, developed under NERC funding for which I was PI (

I work on development of classification schemes for chemical ionisation mass spectrometers and UVLIF instruments for bio-aerosol detection developed through partnerships with the Ministry of Defence laboratories.

Im currently working jointly on a project funded by the Alan Turing Institute to use experience sampling to improve our understanding on the impacts of air pollution.

….happy to dilvuge more over a coffee….:)

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