Dame Julia Slingo made Fellow of the Royal Society
Release Date 01 May 2014
Professor Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist at the Met Office and Visiting Professor at the University of Reading's Department of Meteorology, has been elected to the Royal Society.
Dame Julia's election to the Fellowship is for her world-leading research in the area of tropical climate processes and climate modelling. She has led Met Office science and University climate modelling with great success and had major international influence, particularly championing the use of high resolution computer models to provide ever more detail on the climate system.
During her time at Reading, Dame Julia became the first female Professor of Meteorology in the UK, was Director of Climate Research in NERC's National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), and established the Walker Institute in 2006, which draws together climate-related research from across academic disciplines. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University in 2011.
She continued her world-leading research with the NCAS-Climate research group on tropical climate simulation at Reading.
Dame Julia joins a number of other Fellows of the Royal Society (FRS) associated with Reading's world-renowned Department of Meteorology, including Sir Brian Hoskins, Mike Lockwood, Keith Shine, John Mitchell, Keith Browning and Paul Mason.
Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said: "The scientists elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society this year are leaders in their fields and have contributed much to the scientific endeavour. We are delighted to welcome them alongside the likes of great British scientist such as Newton, Boyle and Darwin."