Narelle van der Wel joined the WCRP’s Joint Planning Staff as a consultant in April 2016. She is responsible for WCRP communications, including the conceptulization, writing, editing and design of newsletters, website content and other WCRP communication products. Narelle is also producing the new WCRP Communication Strategy, which will ensure that both internal and external communications are effective throughout the Programme.
Narelle completed a Ph.D. in Polar Studies (Glaciology) at Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (UK), focusing on numerically modelling the flow of ice streams in Antarctica. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Scott Polar Research Institute on two projects, modelling of the flow of Greenland glaciers.