Director of Research

Phil Jones   Professor Phil Jones
Instrumental climate change, paleoclimatology

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Academic Staff

Manoj Joshi   Dr Manoj Joshi
Senior lecturer in Climate Dynamics: climate forcing and response, stratosphere and climate, planetary climates

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Tim Osborn   Professor Tim Osborn
Professor in Climate Science: climate observations, climate modelling, climate variability, climate/weather extremes, palaeoclimate, future climate scenarios

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Emeritus Professor

Keith Briffa  

Professor Keith Briffa
Dendroclimatology, palaeoclimate and recent climate change

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Research Manager

Clare Goodess  

Dr Clare Goodess
Also Senior Research Associate: regional climate change and projections, extremes

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Research Staff

Colin Harpham   Dr Colin Harpham
Downscaling precipitation using statistical models and artificial neural networks, stochastic weather generators

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Harry Harris   Mr Ian (Harry) Harris
Dendroclimatology, climate scenario development, data manipulation and visualisation, programming

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David Lister   Mr David Lister
Meteorological time-series throughout the instrumental period. Climatic variability and its effects

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  Dr Craig Wallace
Modulation of the seasonal cycle by climate change

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Support Staff

Alan Ovenden   Mr Alan Ovenden
CRU Librarian (Hon)
Mike Salmon   Mr Mike Salmon
ISD Research Computing Services

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Postgraduate Students



  Ms Andrea Istrate
Tropical meteorology in warm past climates
Chris May   Mr Chris May

Amee O'Callaghan Photo

  Ms Amee O'Callaghan
Atmosphere and ocean dynamics with particular focus on stratosphere-ocean interactions
Markus Rau   Mr Markus Rau
Circulation patterns, extreme precipitation events 
Guangzhi Xu   Mr Guangzhi Xu 
Tropical hydrological cycle and water budget

Visiting Fellows 

  Dr Nick Brooks
Manola Brunet   Professor Manola Brunet
Climatic data archaeology and analysis of climate variability and change
Ed Cook   Dr Ed Cook
Dendroclimatology. Director of LDEO tree-ring lab
Andrew Dlugolecki   Dr Andrew Dlugolecki
Climate change and insurance

Chris Gooch photograph

  Mr Chris Gooch
Statistics and extreme events
Mick Kelly   Dr Mick Kelly
Causes of climatic change, instrumental climate change, climate change and sustainable development
John Kington   Mr John Kington
Climatic change and historical climatology: member of the EURO-CLIMHIST team reconstructing past circulation patterns; author "Climate and Weather"
Tom Melvin Photo   Dr Tom Melvin
Historical growth rates and changing climate sensitivity of boreal conifers

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Sarah Raper   Dr Sarah Raper
Climate modelling
Clive Wilkinson   Dr Clive Wilkinson
RECLAIM project (RECovery of Logbooks And International Marine Data)

Associate Fellows

Mansour Almazroui   Dr Mansour Almazroui
Identifying climatic patterns of Saudi Arabia using large scale circulation data and the influence of teleconnection indices on the local climate
Dr Jonathan Barichivich, Associate Fellow, CRU, UEA   Dr Jonathan Barichivich
Vegetation-climate interactions, drought and ecosystem responses

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  Dr Richard Cornes
Developing series of pressure records from early meteorological data: extending the North Atlantic Oscillation time series

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Astrid Ogilvie   Dr Astrid Ogilvie
Historical climatology, Iceland




  Dr Kathleen Pribyl
Fiona Williamson   Dr Fiona Williamson
RECLAIM project (RECovery of Logbooks And International Marine Data)

Previous Directors

Trevor Davies   Professor Trevor Davies
CRU Director 1993-1998. Climatology, climate variability, air pollution, composition of precipitation, snow and snowmelt, meteorology

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Hubert Lamb   Professor Hubert Lamb (1913-1997)
CRU Director 1971-1977
Peter Liss   Professor Peter Liss
CRU Acting Director 2009-2010

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Jean Palutikof   Professor Jean Palutikof (CRU Visiting Fellow)
CRU Director 1998-2004. Director of NCCARF, Griffith University. Adapting to climate change in Australia: strategies and policy response

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Tom Wigley   Professor Tom Wigley (CRU Visiting Fellow)
CRU Director 1978-1993. Honorary Professor ENV: Climate change, climate modelling (currently working with National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado)

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