I am a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Reading, within the Department of Meteorology and the Climate Division of the National Centres for Atmospheric Science (NCAS-Climate). I am also a part-time lecturer at the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education, where I teach a course in Contemporary Climate Science. At Reading, I am also affiliated to the Walker Institute for Climate System Research. My research focuses on climate variability and change (and in particular rainfall extremes) over the tropics, with a focus on Africa, and associated atmospheric, oceanic and land surface interactions. In addition, my research interests include regional climate change and the resulting climate impacts, as well as vulnerability to climate change and adaptation measures. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and am Chair of their
Climate Change Research Group.