Dr Anne Barber
- Position: Software Development Scientist @ CEMAC
- Areas of expertise: atmospheric convection; catastrophe modelling; high-resolution cloud modelling; weather forecasting; python programming; data analysis; scientific computing
- Email: A.Barber1@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 9.145
- Website: LinkedIn | Researchgate
Having completed a masters degree in Applied Meteorology and Climatology from the University of Birmingham in 2012, I spent four years working as an Operational Meteorologist for the Met Office. Here my role was to provide text-based forecasts and 24/7 telephone consultancy across the aviation, commercial and marine sectors. During this time I took part in two separate secondments to the Meteorological Research Unit in Cardington, assisting on field campaigns and undertaking my own research into boundary-layer turbulence and radiation fog.
This experience inspired me to move back to academia, completing a PhD in Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds in 2021. My research involved performing idealised, high-resolution simulations to investigate the initiation and development of convective updrafts, particularly focusing on the roles of sub-cloud variability and gravity wave interactions. After my PhD I decided to broaden my skills in industry, working as a catastrophe flood risk analyst for JBA Risk Management. During this time I seconded to the Model Development team, gaining experience with the development and testing of a new US flood model. In 2024 I decided to pursue a new role in CEMAC at the University of Leeds as a Software Development Scientist.