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New appointment as Head of Department

« 7 March 2016 | 9:17 | Bio and CV, News | No Comments »

(6 March)  Appointment as Head of the Department of Geography.  I will be taking up this new role at King’s College London from the beginning of April.  This coincides with a major new recruitment cycle of academic positions in the Department: six posts currently advertised (see below), plus three further chairs in geography to be announced shortly.   (26 February)  New academic positions available in the Department of Geography at KCL.  We are inviting applications for the following positions: professor of geography; lecturer in spatial analysis; senior lecturer in international development (joint with the Development Institute); and 3 teaching fellows.  Closing date 30th March.

Updated CV – March 2014

« 3 March 2014 | 2:34 | Bio and CV, News | No Comments »

I have posted an updated version – March 2014 – of my CV here.

My research career narrative

« 22 December 2011 | 5:57 | Bio and CV, News | Comments Off on My research career narrative »

(22 December)  NEW: A personal narrative of my research career, showing how my ideas about climate change have evolved since I was an undergraduate student (1978-1981) and placing my publications into this historical account.

Bio and CV

« 21 December 2011 | 3:00 | Bio and CV | Comments Off on Bio and CV »


I have worked in the School of Environmental Sciences at University of East Anglia since 1988, following a period as lecturer in geography at the University of Salford.  I worked in the Climatic Research Unit from 1988-2000, before becoming the Founding Director (2000-2007) of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK.  Since July 2007 I have been professor of climate change in the School of Environmental Sciences, and since 2011 a member of the newly formed Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) Group). 

I have published over 130 peer-reviewed journal papers, 3 books and over 40 book chapters on climate change topics, together with over 270 reports and popular articles.  I am Editor-in-Chief of the journal Wiley’s Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, launched in January 2010.  From 2004-2009 I co-edited the journal Global Environmental Change with Neil Adger and Katrina Brown and from 2006-2009 I led the EU Integrated Project ADAM (Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies), which comprised a 26-member European research consortium contributing research to the development of EU climate policy. I have prepared climate scenarios and reports for the UK Government (including the UKCIP98 and UKCIP02 scenarios), the European Commission, UNEP, UNDP, WWF-International and the IPCC. I was co-ordinating Lead Author for the chapter on ‘Climate scenario development’ for the Third Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as well as a contributing author for several other chapters.

I was jointly awarded the Hugh Robert Mill Medal in 1995 by the Royal Meteorological Society for work on rainfall variability and I delivered the 2005 invited Queen’s Lecture in Berlin. I am a frequent speaker about climate change at academic, professional and public events, and for the media. I pioneered and wrote a monthly climate column for The Guardian newspaper between 1988 and 2000.

Curriculum vitae

A recent version (December 2011) of my CV can be downloaded here and a personal narrative of my research career can be accessed here.

Financial Interests and Funding

« 20 December 2011 | 3:19 | Bio and CV | Comments Off on Financial Interests and Funding »

In the interests of openness and transparency I here declare my professional sources of income and the funders of my research over recent years.

I am employed by the UEA as a professor and receive a negotiable professorial salary.

I also receive an annual honorarium of £5,000 from Wiley-Blackwell in recognition of my duties as Editor-in-Chief of the journal WIREs Climate Change.

I receive, on average, aggregate payments of less than £2,000 per year for various media writings, appearances and public speaking fees, plus royalties on my book Why We Disagree About Climate Change which has sold over 13,000 copies.

I am currently a co-investigator on a £216,000 Leverhulme Trust grant and I currently supervise three PhD students two of whom are funded by the ESRC and one by the UEA.

In the last 10 years I have been principal (or co-) investigator on research grants and contracts totalling about £30 million, primarily about £16m from RCUK (for the Tyndall Centre) and around €12m from EU FP6 (for the ADAM project).  Over the last 20 years I have also received smaller research grants or contracts amounting to around £4 million from, inter alia, Defra, MAFF, DfID, WWF-International, UNDP, Scottish Executive, EU Commission, MRC, NERC, EPSRC, IPCC, Hadley Centre, Royal Society, European Environment Agency, Leverhulme Trust.  See Current Projects a more complete list.

Over the last 20 years I have also undertaken a variety of smaller consulting tasks (between £100 and £5,000) for a wide variety of organisations, many of whom are listed below: BP Amoco, CICERO/UNEP, CICERO/World Bank, Department of the Environment (UK), Global Environment Facility, Mott MacDonald/Anglian Water, Mott MacDonald/BNFL, Mott MacDonald/World Bank, Nirex, Overseas Development Institute/World Bank, Overseas Development Administration (UK), UNDP/World Bank, UNEP, UNDP, University of Reading/World Bank, Science Museum, World Commission for Dams, WS Atkins Engineering Ltd.