Grantham Professor of Climate Science, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
Ted Shepherd is a large-scale dynamical meteorologist. Trained at MIT and Cambridge University, Ted worked at the University of Toronto from 1988-2012, where he initiated and led the Canadian national climate modelling effort focused on ozone-climate coupling. Since moving to the University of Reading in 2012, Ted has highlighted the important role of atmospheric circulation in climate change, which has implications for regional adaptation and societal risk. In this context he has championed the ‘storyline’ approach to representing uncertainty, and is increasingly engaged in interdisciplinary collaborations. Ted has held leadership roles in scientific assessments of both climate (IPCC) and stratospheric ozone (WMO/UNEP), and in the World Climate Research Programme, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the American Geophysical Union. He currently co-leads the WCRP Lighthouse Activity ‘My Climate Risk’.