My research focuses on on community-level adaptation and examining the socio-cultural drivers of vulnerability to climate change and natural hazards. I have worked in Central and South America, East Africa and South and Southeast Asia. I am a Research Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute, and am a Research Associate with the Overseas Development Institute in London and an Associate with Stockholm Environment Institute Asia Centre in Bangkok, where I was also a Senior Research Fellow from 2008-2013. I am currently Co-ordinating Lead Author of Chapter 18 (Climate-Resilient Development Pathways) of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report, and was a Lead Author in two previous reports (AR5 and SREX). I am a founding Associate Editor of the academic journal Climate and Development, and sit on the Editorial Board of World Development Perspectives.