Director, African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town

Mark New was appointed Pro-VC for Climate Change and Director of the ACDI in July 2011. He is also Professor of International Development (part time) at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on climate change detection, processes, scenarios, impacts and adaptation. He sits on the SA Global Change Science Committee, is on the editorial board of Environmental Research Letters, and various other science committees and reference groups.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Director, African Climate & Development Initiative, University of Cape Town
  • 2014–present
    Professor of International Developement, University of East Anglia
  • 2011–2014
    Professor of Climate Science, University of Oxford
  • 1999–2011
    Lecturer / Reader in Geography, University of Oxford
  • 1995–1999
    Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia

Education

  • 1998 
    University of Cambridge, UK, PhD Geography
  • 1992 
    University of Cambridge, UK, MPhil Environment and Development
  • 1987 
    University of Cape Town, South Africa, BSc Honours Geology
  • 1986 
    University of Cape Town, South Africa, BSc Geology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Role:
    Director, African Climate and Development Initiative
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation