Senior Lecturer in Global Systems, University of Exeter

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the European Geophysical Union and serve on the editorial board of the journal Earth System Dynamics. I have (co)authored over 40 peer reviewed science papers and book chapters, and over 45 popular science and environmental articles.

I am the organiser and host of TEDxSouthampton, have compèred the Winchester Science Festival and speak at and host other environment and science events. I work with community groups and local government authorities via Climate Conversations which I founded to help facilitate discussions on how cities can transition to low carbon and healthy places to live.


  • 2018–present
    Senior Lecturer Global Systems, University of Exeter
  • 2014–2018
    Associate Professor Sustainability Science, University of Southampton
  • 2011–2014
    Lecturer Complex Systems Simulation, University of Southampton
  • 2008–2011
    Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry


  • 2009 
    University of Sussex, Centre for Computational Neuroscience & Robotics, DPhil Informatics
  • 2004 
    University of Sussex, Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems Group, MSc Evolutionary & Adaptive Systems