Director of Research

Tim Osborn
  Professor Tim Osborn
Professor of Climate Science: climate observations, climate modelling, climate variability, precipitation extremes and drought, palaeoclimate, future climate scenarios

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Academic Staff

Manoj Joshi   Professor Manoj Joshi
Professor of Climate Dynamics: climate forcing and response, stratosphere and climate, planetary climates

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Phil Jones   Professor Phil Jones
Professorial Fellow (CRU Director 1998-2016): Instrumental climate change
Paleoclimatology, future climate projections using stochastic weather generators

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Ben Webber


Dr Ben Webber
Lecturer in Climate Science
Climate Dynamics, Climate Variability, Climate Change, Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction, Ocean-Ice interaction, Autonomous Ocean Observations

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Research Manager

Clare Goodess  

Dr Clare Goodess
Also Senior Research Fellow: regional climate change and projections/scenarios, extreme events, climate services

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Research Staff

Nans Addor   Dr Nans Addor
Climate change impacts, hydrological modelling, bias-correction techniques, risk assessment

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Harry Harris   Mr Ian (Harry) Harris
Development and maintenance of observational gridded climate datasets, data processing and analysis, 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 Satyaban Ratna
Climate variability, Indian summer monsoon, Dynamical downscaling, Extreme events

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Support Staff

Mike Salmon   Mr Mike Salmon
ISD Research Computing Services

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Postgraduate Students



  Ms Stephanie Goodwin
Solar variability


  Ms Andrea Williamson
Tropical meteorology in warm past climates


  Ms Sarah Wilson Kemsley
Weather extremes under a changing climate, Weather Generators, Pattern Scaling

Visiting Fellows 

  Dr Nick Brooks
Manola Brunet   Professor Manola Brunet
Climatic data archaeology and analysis of climate variability and change
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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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 Pranab Deb   Dr Pranab Deb
Climate dynamics, quantifiaction of biases in climate models, regional atmospheric modelling, polar meteorology, sea ice

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

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  Dr Kathleen Pribyl

Historical climatology, vulnerability of pre-industrial societies to environmental risk, early instrumental data

  Dr Craig Wallace
Modulation of the seasonal cycle by climate change

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Fiona Williamson   Dr Fiona Williamson
RECLAIM project (RECovery of Logbooks And International Marine Data)
  Sally Wilkinson
RECLAIM project (RECovery of Logbooks And International Marine Data)

Previous Directors

Trevor Davies  

Professor Trevor Davies
CRU Director 1993-1998.

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Hubert Lamb   Professor Hubert Lamb (1913-1997)
CRU Director 1971-1977
Jean Palutikof   Professor Jean Palutikof (also a CRU Visiting Fellow)
CRU Director 1998-2004. Currently Director of NCCARF, Griffith University. 

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Tom Wigley   Professor Tom Wigley (also a CRU Visiting Fellow and Honorary Professor in ENV)
CRU Director 1978-1993. Currently affiliated with University of Adelaide and National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. 

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Visiting Professor



  Professor David Viner