Torquay and District Medical Society
February Meeting

Imperial Hotel, Torquay, Thursday 23rd February 2023 at 7:30pm

Cost £24*, includes dinner followed by a talk Helen Roberts (see below).

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Helen Roberts of the Met Office speaks to Torquay & District Medical Society

Helen Roberts

The Psychology of Weather Forecasts
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Talk by Helen Roberts

The Psychology of Weather Forecasts

Helen Roberts joined the Met Office as a trainee weather forecaster in 2003, and spent much of her career as an operational meteorologist.
She worked as a TV weather presenter for BBC Spotlight, and can still be seen occasionally on screen presenting the weather for a variety of channels.
In 2020, Helen's career took a new direction, focussing on partnerships and collaborations, including a year in the Met Office innovation team.
Having spotted a gap in Met Office capabilities, Helen studied for an MSc in psychology alongside her day job, and created the role she now occupies as ‘socio-meteorologist’.
In this role, Helen works at the intersection of the social and physical sciences in order to ensure their forecasts and warnings help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
Join us to hear Helen explain how psychology and social science are used at the Met Office - including a look at what happens when (very occasionally!) the forecast goes wrong.
Helen Roberts is a co-hosts of the Met Office podcast ‘Mostly Weather’.

* Please note that payment will be required at least one week in advance of the event. Cancellations received within 48 hours of the event cannot be refunded.