Adrian Champion

Adrian Champion


Research


I am a Research Fellow within Exeter Climate Systems at the University of Exeter. I am also a Part-Time Tutor for the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, teaching courses on Climate Science.

My research interests are the dynamical processes of the atmosphere in the extra-tropics and how they may change in a warming climate, with a focus on the impact of these events, e.g. flooding events and extreme windstorms. I completed an MSci in Physics at Durham University (Grey College) in 2007 before studying for an MSc in Meteorology at the University of Reading, finishing in 2008. I went on to complete a PhD in Environmental Systems Science at the University of Reading in 2012 on dynamically downscaling climate model data. As a member of the research staff I work closely with the (re-)insurance industry and other industry partners as natural hazards science consultant. I regularly supervise MSc dissertation students and have helped deliver a graduate school programme on project management. I have gained a Certificate in Research Career Management as well as attending a number of other training courses. I help out with outreach activities as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador as well as on behalf of the department promoting Meteorology, Physics and Maths.


For more information please visit my research pages.


Rowing


I am a coach for Exeter University Boat Club. I am also a British Rowing multi-lane endorsed umpire, currently based in the West of England ARA.

I started as a cox at Abingdon School in 1998 before moving to Grey College, Durham University in 2003 when I started coaching. After 4 years coaching the men and women and being Head Coach as well as Captain of Boats, I moved to Thames Rowing Club in 2007 where I coached the women's novice squad for a year before moving to Reading Rowing Club in 2008. I began coaching the women's squad for 3 years, spending time as Head Coach of the Women's Squad, then moved across to the senior men's squad, taking over as Head Coach for the 2013/2014 season. I returned as Head Coach of the Women's Squad for the 2015/2016 season before moving to Exeter and started coaching for Exeter University Boat Club. I am also the entries secretary for Reading Amateur Regatta and Head Umpire for Reading Small Boats Head, having previously been the organiser of the event, which takes place in October of each year. I also started up Reading Rowing Club's Row for Gold event, which aimed to provide a fun introduction to rowing to those who have never tried it before.


For more information please visit my rowing pages.


Personal


In my spare time outside of work and rowing, I am a keen amateur fishkeeper, currently maintaining a 55 litre tropical tank, more of which you can find on my Aquarium, including the trials and tribulations of being an amateur at this extensive hobby. I am starting to get into photography as well, photos from my holidays can be found on my Photos page, however at the moment I am restricted to a simple "point and click" camera. I also enjoy watching a diverse range of films, occasional console game player (Xbox & Wii), as well as card games (poker). I enjoy trying different types of ales, whiskies and wines with friends at a social level.


For more information please visit my personal pages.