Beginning my working life as an economist in the UK Government Department of Environment I have specialised in the Economics of the Environment at the University of Bath since 1998. My research is applied and relates directly to the formulation of environmental policy. I primarily work with inter-disciplinary research teams in Europe and around the world, and, for large donor organisations including the EC, OECD, World Bank and UNEP. From October 2013 I am co-ordinating the 3-year EC DG Research project: Economics of climate change adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT) http://econadapt.eu/
Current areas of interest include climate change risks, adaptation and mitigation in local and national contexts; the development of marine policy in European waters and; non-market valuation, with focus on stated preference methods and value transfer. I am currently supervising two PhD students.
I am Research Co-ordinator for the Department of Economics.
Current Research projects:
Economics of climate change adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT) EC DG Research. http://econadapt.eu/
Aster Housing Association climate change risk and cost diagnosis. Technology Strategy Board.
Quantifying projected impacts under 2°C warming (IMPACT2C). EC DG Research (With Paul Watkiss Associates).