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Dr Penelope Maher

Research Fellow


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I joined the mathematics department of Exeter University in April 2015 as a post-doctoral research scientist. I am currently part of the ParaCon project that aims to significantly improve the representation of convection across model scales from 1-100km. In this position I am working with Geoff Vallis and John Thuburn, with support from the Met Office. In collaboraion with Paul Earnshaw, we are building a flexable modelling framework for the UM (Flex-UM).

In 2014 I completed my PhD in climate science, supervised by Steven Sherwood, within the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. For my PhD I investigated how large-scale variability influences observed precipitation and assessed if CMIP models can reproduce the observed interactions. I also performed an aquaplanet modelling study aimed to increase intraseasonal variability, specifically the Madden-Julian Oscillation.

I founded and co-organise the Women in Climate (WiC) Network within the University of Exeter. We are an early career researcher network that have monthly catch-ups to discuss different themes relevant to women in climate and science more broadly. More information can be found on our WiC Network page.