Regan Mudhar Becomes New Co-Editor of Weather

28 June 2024

Meet Regan Mudhar, new Co-Editor-in-Chief of the RMetS Journal Weather

Headshot of Regan Mudhar

Regan graduated from the University of Bristol with a master’s degree in physics with astrophysics, before entering the world of finance. In 2021, they returned to academia and began a PhD at the University of Exeter, studying the stratospheric pathway and far-flung influences on midlatitude weather and climate extremes.

Regan brings a passion for inclusive and accessible science to the role. Having already supported RMetS initiatives as a Science Engagement Fellow for Youth and Early Careers, they are eager to make a positive difference to the broad readership of Weather.

Regan said, “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into Weather! I know I have some big boots to fill, but I hope to bring a fresh perspective as someone who is a PhD researcher and is relatively new to the field! I believe that with the support of the excellent editorial board, Weather will be able to further highlight and celebrate the exciting diversity of science and scientists coming up now and in the future.”

Regan succeeds Eddy Graham, who counts his time working on the journal as a career highlight. Eddy said, "Despite the challenges of COVID, as well as the many routine issues that might be expected when publishing a monthly journal, I have had a marvellous time, and I feel that it has been a highlight of my career to date.”

“I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to all staff at the Royal Meteorological Society, in particular the Head of Publishing, Dr Alison Brown, for her unstinting support, advice and direction over the past five years of my tenure as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Weather. I would also like to thank my present and former Co-Editors, Simon Lee and Gavin Huggett, respectively, as well as all past and present editorial board members for their hard work, professionalism, utmost diligence, and unwavering loyalty and support - I have learned and continue to learn a great deal from them.”

Eddy continued, “I would also like to thank the wider meteorological community in the UK and beyond, all of the regular contributors to Weather, as well as Wiley for their continual support and assistance. Please join me in extending a very warm welcome to the new incoming Co-Editor-in-Chief, Regan Mudhar, of the University of Exeter. With Simon and Regan at the helm, supported by a very talented editorial board, I am confident that Weather will continue to grow and achieve even greater success in the future."

During Eddy’s five-year term as Co-Editor-in-Chief — initially alongside Gavin Huggett and then Simon Lee, Weather’s Impact Factor has more than doubled, and RMetS has introduced many positive developments, including: 

  • Shorter article types such as Spotlights, Insights and Climate Change Shorts
  • An overhaul of how articles are handled through submission and peer review
  • A new team of Associate Editors
  • Modern standards of production
  • Two Readers’ Surveys which have been vital in ensuring that Weather continues to inform the meteorological community.

Fellow Co-Editor-in-Chief, Simon Lee, commented, “As Regan joins the team, we look forward to building on this momentum and attracting a wider range of articles from around the world, while staying true to Weather’s 78-year history.”

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