Joe is a climate scientist with an interest in climate prediction and the use of climate information to guide adaptation and development decisions. His work focuses on the analysis and communication of climate model output to inform risk management across regions and sectors, with a primary focus on developing countries in Africa and Asia.
Currently, Joe is a senior scientist in the Climate Information for International Development team at the Met Office Hadley Centre. Alongside FRACTAL, he is leading the scientific components of a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) titled, “Building Resilience to Climate Extremes following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines”. The project aims to inform planning and resilience building efforts in the Philippines, with a focus on the changing risks associated with tropical cyclones and sea level rise. Working together with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the project involves downscaling CMIP5 global climate models, using the Met Office regional climate model HadGEM3-RA, as well as communicating climate projections and broader risk information to stakeholders across the Philippines.