School of Environment



Professor Glenn McGregor
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Job title: Professor
Phone: 64 9 3737599 ext 85284
Office: Commerce A, Building 114, Room 104, 3 Symonds Street, Auckland
Postal: School of Environment, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland
Email: g.mcgregor@auckland.ac.nz

Qualifications

Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Canterbury. Thesis: Snow Avalanche Phenomena on the Eastern Side of the Craigieburn Range, South Island, New Zealand, 1984.

Master of Science (1st Class Honours), University of Auckland. Thesis: Glacial Till and Moraine Differentiation, East Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand, 1979.

Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland, 1977.

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Biography

I joined the University of Auckland in April 2008 to take up the position of Director, of what was then, the School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science. I continue in this role but as Director of the newly named School of Environment. My return to Auckland was a return to my Alma Mata as I graduated with a BSc and MSc (1st Class) in Geography from the University of Auckland in the mid to late 1970s. Following the completion of my MSc at Auckland I was awarded a NZ University Grants Committee PhD scholarship which I took up at the Department of Geography, University of Canterbury where I undertook research on snow avalanches. Following completion of the PhD I won a Japanese Government Monbusho scholarship for 2 years postdoctoral research at the Institute of Low Temperature Science, University of Hokkaido, Japan where I followed up on snow avalanche related research. Following completion of the postdoc I returned to NZ to work in the environmental consultancy industry for 12 months and then took up my first academic post at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1987 where I worked until 1990 before leaving for Hong Kong to work in the Department of Geography at Hong Baptist College (now Hong Kong Baptist University).

Following three years in Hong Kong, I moved to the University of Birmingham, UK where I worked for 13 years in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences moving from Lecturer at the time of my appointment to Reader just before my departure to take up a Chair in Physical Geography at King’s College London (KCL) in 2005.

My research area is climatology, specifically synoptic climatology, climate and health, large scale hydroclimatology and climate and society. As well as researching and teaching in the field of climatology I am Chief Editor of the International Journal of Climatology, the World Meteorological Organisation’s Commission for Climatology Lead Expert on Climate and Health and the 2011 President elect of the International Society of Biometeorology.

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Most Recent Publications

Publications (2006-2009)
Journal - Research article

RUSSELL, A., MCGREGOR, G.R. 'Southern hemisphere atmospheric circulation: impacts on Antarctic climate and reconstructions from Antarctic ice core data', Climatic Change, 35, p1-38, 2009, DOI 10.1007/s10584-009-9673-4

GOSLING, S., LOWE, J., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Associations between elevated atmospheric temperature and human mortality: a critical review of the literature', Climatic Change, 92, p299-341, 2009

KINGSTON, D., HANNAH, D., LAWLER, D., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Climate-river flow relationships across montane and lowland environments in northern Europe', Hydrological Processes, 23, p985-996, 2009

GOSLING, S., LOWE, J., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Climate change and heat-related mortality in six cities Part 2: climate model evaluation and projected impacts from changes in the mean and variability of temperature with climate change.', International Journal of Biometeorology, 53, p31-51, 2009

HE, Y., WETTERHALL, F., PAPPENBERGER, F., CLOKE, H., WILSON, M., FREER, J., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Tracking the uncertainty in flood alerts driven by grand ensemble weather predictions.', Meteorological Applications, 16, (1), p91-101, 2009

EBI, K., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Climate change, tropospheric ozone, particulate matter, and health impacts', Environmental Health Perspectives, 116, p1449-1457, 2008

RUSSELL, A., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Eastern Antarctic Peninsula precipitation delivery mechanisms: process studies and back trajectory evaluation.', Atmospheric Science Letters, 9, p214-221, 2008

MCGREGOR, G.R., COX, M., ZHIANG, J., HUANG, Y., DAVEY, M., GRAHAM, R., BROOKSHAW, A.'Winter season climate prediction for the UK health sector', Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 45, p1782-1798, 2007

GOSLING, S., MCGREGOR, G.R., PALDY, A.'Climate change and heat-related mortality in six cities Part 1: model construction and validation.', International Journal of Biometeorology, 51, p525-540, 2007

KINGSTON, D., MCGREGOR, G.R., HANNAH, D., LAWLER, D.'Large-scale climatic controls on new England river flow.', Journal of Hydrometeorology, 8, p367-379, 2007

CAI, X., MCGREGOR, G.R., HARRISON, R.'Modelling of meteorological conditions at an urban scale for the PUMA campaigns', Meteorological Applications, 14, p311-326, 2007

BOWER, I., MCGREGOR, G.R., HANNAH, D., SHERIDAN, S.'Development of a spatial synoptic classification scheme for western Europe', International Journal of Climatology, 27, p2017-2040, 2007

BAGGOT, S., CAI, X., MCGREGOR, G.R., HARRISON, R.'Model simulation of meteorology and air quality during the summer PUMA intensive measurement campaign in the UK West Midlands conurbation', Science of the Total Environment, 360, p26-42, 2006

MCGREGOR, G.R.'The nature and scope of climatology', International Journal of Climatology, 26, p1-6, 2006

KASSOMENOS, P., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Inter-annual variability and trend of precipitable water over southern Greece.', Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7, p271-284, 2006

KINGSTON, D., HANNAH, D., LAWLER, D., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Atmospheric circulation-climate-streamflow linkages in the northern North Atlantic: research prospects.', Progress in Physical Geography, 30, p143-174, 2006

RUSSELL, A., MCGREGOR, G.R., MARSHALL, G.'340 years of atmospheric circulation characteristics reconstructed from an eastern Antarctic Peninsula ice core', Geophysical Research Letters, 33, p-, 2006, doi:10.1029/2006GL025899

KINGSTON, D., MCGREGOR, G.R., HANNAH, D., LAWLWR, D.'River flow teleconnections across the northern North Atlantic region.', Geophysical Research Letters, 33, p-, 2006, doi:10.1029/2006GL026574.

KIDD, C., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Observation and characterisation of rainfall over Hawaii and surrounding region from the tropical rainfall measuring mission', International Journal of Climatology, 26, p541-553, 2006

SANDERSON, V., KIDD, C., MCGREGOR, G.R.'A Comparison of TRMM Microwave Techniques for Detecting the Diurnal Rainfall Cycle', Journal of Hydrometeorology, 6, p687-704, 2006


Book - Chapter

KINGSTON, D., HANNAH, D., LAWLER, D., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Interactions between large-scale climate and river flow across the northern North Atlantic margin', In:Demuth S; Gustard A; Planos E; Scatena F; Servat E (ed.), Climate Variability and Change - Hydrological Impacts., INST OF HYDROLOGY, WALLINGFORD OX10 8BB, ENGLAND, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, p.350-355, 2006

HANNAH, D., BOWER, D., MCGREGOR, G.R.'Associations between Western European air-masses and river flow regimes', In:Demuth S; Gustard A; Planos E; Scatena F; Servat E (ed.), Climate Variability and Change - Hydrological Impacts., INST OF HYDROLOGY, WALLINGFORD OX10 8BB, ENGLAND, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, p.344-349, 2006


Book - Edited

EBI, K., BURTON, I., MCGREGOR, G.R.Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change, Dortrecht, Springer, p1-284, 2008

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