SCENARIO Management Team

Nicolas Bellouin, SCENARIO Director, University of Reading

Nicolas BellouinNicolas is the Director of SCENARIO. He works at the Department of Meteorology. His scientific background is in satellite remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols, the tiny particles in suspension in the atmosphere. After his PhD, obtained in 2003 from the Université de Lille, in Northern France, he joined the UK Met Office, where he worked for 8 years in the climate research division, improving the simulation of aerosols in the Met Office Hadley Centre climate model. Nicolas joined the University of Reading in November 2012 and now leads a research group that works on several aspects of aerosol interactions with radiation, clouds, and other components of the climate system. He is a Highly Cited Researcher and also a lead author of the upcoming Sixth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Sue Hughes, SCENARIO Co-Director, University of Surrey

Sue HughesAs Co-director for SCENARIO, Sue is the academic point of contact for the students and supervisors at Surrey.  She is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Surrey.  An applied mathematician with a background in fluid mechanics and numerical modelling, her research interests include data assimilation in numerical weather prediction models; sustainable transport; traffic-related air pollution and water pollution in developing countries.

Wendy Neale, SCENARIO DTP Administration Manager

Wendy NealeWendy is the person to contact for any general questions about SCENARIO: funding, training, travel, conferences, buying lab equipment, field courses, support and advice services, placements…



SCENARIO Student Representatives

  • Cohort 3: Henny Omosigho, University of Reading, Department of Geography and Environmental Science
  • Cohort 4: Dan Shipley, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology
  • Cohort 5: Luck King, University of Surrey, Surrey Space Centre
  • Cohort 5: Carl Haines, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology
  • Cohort 6: Caitlin Lewis, University of Reading, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development / British Geological Survey
  • Cohort 6: Josh Minien, University of Surrey, Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

SCENARIO Cohorts 1 and 2 have now completed their PhDs.

SCENARIO Advisory Board

  • Phil Newton, Research Dean for the Environment Theme, University of Reading (Chair)
  • Nicolas Bellouin, SCENARIO Director
  • Richard Murphy, Professor of Life Cycle Assessment and Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey
  • Nick Reynard, Science Area Head, Hydro-Climate Risks, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Robert Ward, Science Director – Groundwater, British Geological Survey
  • Nathalie Pettorelli, Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology
  • Keith Haines, Professor of Marine Informatics, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology
  • Elena Bedisti, Director of Graduate School Services, University of Reading
  • Kevin White, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading
  • Matt Charlton, Senior Scientist Climate Change, Environment Agency
  • Tom Gardiner, Principal Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
  • Robin Hogan, Senior Scientist, Earth Systems Modelling, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • Humphrey Lean, Manager Mesoscale Modelling Research, Met Office@Reading
  • SCENARIO Student Representatives

SCENARIO Selection Board

  • Nicolas Bellouin, SCENARIO Director (Chair)
  • Chris Westbrook, Lecturer in Meteorology and Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
  • Alison Kay, Senior Mathematical Modeller, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Matteo Carpentieri, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Centre for Aerodynamics and Environmental Flow, Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, University of Surrey
  • David Macdonald, Senior Hydrogeologist, British Geological Survey
  • Sarah Dance, Professor of Data Assimilation, School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences, University of Reading
  • Manuela Gonzalez-Suarez, Lecturer in Ecological Modelling, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Reading
  • Malcolm Nicoll, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology
  • Chris Holloway, Associate Professor in Convection, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
  • Chris Collins, Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading