I’m a researcher interested in all things climate change, disasters and development. This site hosts some of my research activities, contact details as well as current mind-ramblings through my blog (Disastrous Consequences)
My background is in environmental science and international development, having worked on climate and resilience-related issues for a number of development organisations, including: the World Bank, Overseas Development Institute (where I have worked for past 10 years), United Nations Development Programme, World Food Programme, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture And Food Security (CCAFS) and Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
I have been fortunate to have research published in a number of leading journals including Nature Climate Change, Global Environmental Change and Climatic Change (1,200 citations as of February 2019), as well as contributing pieces for media outlets such as The Guardian, Thomson Reuters, and Devex.
Having spent many years living (and growing up) in East Africa and South East Asia, I have a keen interest in resilience-related activities across the Global South. Much of my work has involved advising and supporting NGOs (including Oxfam, Save the Children, and British Red Cross), multi-lateral agencies (UNICEF, World Bank and UNDP) as well as national governments across Africa and Asia to support resilience and deal with climate impacts.
I’ve recently wrapped up my PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE) looking at innovative ways of measuring resilience to disasters, using mobile phone data collection and subjective ways of evaluating resilience.
I’m currently supporting the World Bank as a Senior Risk Monitoring and Analytics Specialist as part of the Global Crisis Risk Platform (GCRP), on a part-time basis. I also carry out a range of wider research activities through my consultancy work, and happy to get involved with others that might benefit from my help.