Jessica leads a team of scientists and consultants delivering weather and climate services to a range of industries.
Areas of expertise
- Energy applications
- Statistical post-processing
- NWP modelling
- Project delivery
Jessica is an Industry Consultancy Manager, responsible for a team of scientists and consultants that develop and deliver products and services to help our customers manage the impact of weather and climate on their operations. Jessica manages the pipeline of industry consultancy work at the Met Office, with her main attention on managing the resourcing, pipeline growth and delivery of projects, as well as the development and mentoring of staff, which benefits from her technical background. Jessica herself has over 9 years experience of successfully delivering consultancy projects for the renewable energy sector, with a particular focus on wind energy.
The team works on developing a range of services for industry, including utilities, energy and infrastructure.
Jessica has been the Scientific Consultancy Manager since November 2018.
Before this Jessica was a member of the post-processing applications group from September 2017. In this role she was working with National Grid to enhance short range solar radiation forecasting; developing statistical and science solutions using cloud-based operational computing; and working on novel applications of probabilistic forecasting and future technologies.
For the preceding 8 years Jessica was a member of the mesoscale model development and diagnostics team. During this time Jessica focused on NWP model development, producing hindcast datasets and the utilisation of NWP model data for energy and sporting applications through multiple consultancy projects.
Jessica joined the Met Office in 2009 after graduating with an MMath in Mathematics from the University of Exeter in the same year.