- 1994-2001 - PhD, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
'Development of a surface & upper air synoptic climatology to assess variations in air pollution concentrations in Birmingham'
- 1993-1994 - MSc (Dist) in Applied Meteorology & Climatology,
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Areas of specialisation: theoretical met,
statistics, air pollution, weather & insurance, weather forecasting
& marketing met services. I was sponsored by the Met Office
- 1989-1993 - Class 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Environmental
Norwich, UK & Miami
University, Ohio, USA
Areas of specialisation: meteorology, climate
change, oceanography, computing, mathematics & air pollution
- 1984-1989 - Borden Grammar School,
10 'O' Levels, 1 'A/O' Level and 4 'A'
Levels at grade C and above
- Since Aug 2001 - Scientific Consultant,
I have been involved in a wide range of consultancy work for the electricity, road and rail industries along with hospital admission forecast development for the National Health Service.
- Feb 1999 - July 2000 - Research Fellow, School
of Geography, University of Birmingham
I looked at the 'Cost-Effectiveness of
Winter Road Maintenance of the UK Trunk Road Network'. The work
was sponsored by the UK
Highways Agency and was carried out in conjuection with the
Laboratory. I was also involved with several other applied
meteorological projects on a consultancy basis
- Oct 1998 - Feb 1999 - Scientific Officer, Dudley
Metropolitan Borough Council & Birmingham
I worked on a Department
of the Environment, Transport and the Regions sponsored project
reviewing and assessing air quality in the West Midlands. I co-wrote
the Stage 1 report which reviewed the significant sources of pollution
and current trends in air pollution in the region. The work allowed
me to improve my database and GIS computing skills. It also improved
my project management skills as we were required to communicate
regularly with a large number of organisations exchanging data
and other information
- Feb - Dec 1997 - Research Associate, School
of Geography, University of Birmingham
An eleven-month post working in association
with Birmingham City Council,
of the Environment, Met
Met. Office and Cambridge
Environmental Research Consultants Ltd. evaluating the usefulness
of three air quality models. The work allowed me to improve my
computer literacy, presentational and report writing skills
- Field Course Instructor (1995-2000)
Organised activities for up to 48 students
on ten geography undergraduate field trips. The work involved
pre-fieldwork lectures, student supervision in the field, assisting
student groups in the analysis of results and preparation of evening
presentations and the grading of group talks and reports. Most
studies were simple micro-meteorological exercises using hand-held
instruments and/or automatic weather stations
Leadership/ Teamwork Course (September 1996)
Won two course awards for good presentational
technique and my persuasive power!
- Appleby, R.S., Veal, A.T. and Fallon, P.M., 1999, 'Review and
Assessment of Air Quality In the West Midlands - Stage 1: Review
of Significant Sources of Pollution and Current Trends in Air
Pollution', Department of the Environment, Transport and
the Regions, London.
- Veal, A.T. and Appleby, R.S., 1997, 'Comparison of ADMS Urban
and Indic Airviro Regional Scale Dispersion Models', Task 1 of
a DoE Sponsored Local Air Quality Pilot Study, Department of the
Environment, Transport and the Regions, London.
- Veal, A.T., 1997, 'Validation of the West Midlands Emissions
Inventory Using Box Model Results', Task 2 of a DoE Sponsored
Local Air Quality Pilot Study, Department of the Environment,
Transport and the Regions, London.
- McGregor, G.R., Cai, X., Harrison, R.M., Thornes, J.E. and Veal,
A.T., 1996, 'Chapter 9: Air Quality in the West Midlands' in Managing
a Conurbation: Birmingham and its Region, edited by Gerrard, J
and Slater, T, Brewin Books.
- Extensive radio broadcasting experience on Livewire
(Ohio, USA) and BURN
- Member of the Kent County Youth Choir and involved with their
tours of France and Italy.
- Considerable experience using spreadsheets, GIS, modelling,
database, word-processing and statistical packages within Windows
98/2000/XP and UNIX/Linux environments. Able to program in FORTRAN 77, PV Wave, UNIX scripting,
basic Java and design web pages.
- Competent climatological observer having maintained weather
stations since 1985.
- French and Spanish to 'O' level standard.
- Full clean UK driving licence and able to drive a minibus/van.
- I'm an experienced walker with excellent mountain navigational
and group leadership skills. I was president of the University
of Birmingham's hiking club - the Wayfarers,
one of the University's largest clubs with over 250 members.
- I enjoy singing in large and chamber choirs and am a keen violinist
having passed the Associated Board Grade VII exam. I've been playing
in ceilidh bands for the past 17 years.
- My other interests include mountain-biking, kayaking, travelling,
bricklaying, swimming, theatre, photography, surfing, skiing, climbing
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