I'm an associate research scientist based within Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (Columbia University, New York).
I work within the field of meteorology and climate adaptation, focusing on developing countries and agriculture (particularly across Africa). My current research focuses on how rainfall is measured and used, espeically for agricultural planning and index insurance. This ranges from research on rainfall statistics and satellite estimates of rainfall, to business analysis of insurance systems, to research on the impact of insurance on social equity in Ghana.
I have worked closely with policy makers, NGOs, businesses and other scientists and enjoy bridging the gaps between the different groups. I love this part of my job and science communication in general.
When I'm not working, I love cooking, gardening, Welsh rugby, minecraft and books, and I can often be found telling tall tales with friends over a BBQ and a bottle of wine.