Richard Giles Harrison - Curriculum Vitae#

Education and Qualifications:
  • University of Cambridge, Doctor of Science ScD (2014)
  • Imperial College, University of London PhD (1992)
  • Diploma of Imperial College (Atmospheric Physics) (1992)
  • University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences (Physics) (BA 1988, MA 1992)
  • Marling School, Stroud (1977-1984)

  • 1992 to present, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology
  • 2008 to present, Professor of Atmospheric Physics, University of Reading (Department of Meteorology)
  • (2008-2012, 2013-2016 Head of Department)
  • 2016 to present, Visiting Professor, University of Bath, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • 2017 to present, Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, Department of Physics (AOPP)


  • 2015 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2004 Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, London
  • 1996 Chartered Physicist (Institute of Physics, London)

Esteem and Service:

  • Appleton medal and prize by the Institute of Physics (2016)
  • Guest Editor of Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions on Eclipses and the atmosphere (2015)
  • Sackler distinguished lectureship in Geophysics at Tel Aviv University (2015)
  • Bill Bright lecturer for International Electrostatics Conference (2011)
  • Guest editor for Environmental Research Letters’ Focus Issue on High energy particles and atmospheric processes (2013)

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