Stephen English

Deputy Director of Research/Lead Scientist


Stephen English is Head of the Earth System Assimilation Section at ECMWF. He has many years experience in Numerical Weather Prediction and has worked at the Met Office, CPTEC and ECMWF.



Professional interests:

Stephen's main interests are in observation aspects of data assimilation. This includes radiative transfer modelling, observation handling, planning for and optimisation of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System, quality control.

Career background:


D. Phil in Atmospheric Physics, Oxford, UK

BSc in Physics and Meteorology, Reading, UK



ECMWF Satellite Section, then Earth System Assimilation Section head

CPTEC scientific leadership in Data Assimilation Section

Met Office: Team Leader for Satellite Radiance Assimilation Group

External recognitions

Member of International Strategic Consultative Committee (CMA) 2016-present

Chair of WMO ETSSU expert team formed in 2020 and previously chair of WMO IPETSUP 2016-2020.

Co-chair of International TOVS Working Group 2008-12