I am a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, within the School of Geographical Sciences. I also a Senior Visiting 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). Lastly, I am a part-time tutor 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 current research focuses on Deep time, looking at how climate has behaved in the greenhouse world experienced during during the early Eocene (approximately 50 million years ago). My background lies in 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, vulnerability to climate change and adaptation measures, and perceptions/beliefs of climate change. Outside my universities, I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and used to be Chair of their
Climate Change Research Group.