Professor Suraje Dessai
- Position: Chair in Climate Change Adaptation
- Areas of expertise: climate change; future climate; uncertainty management; decision-making under uncertainty; climate risk management; science policy interface; climate services; climate impacts; climate adaptation
- Email: S.Dessai@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 10.22 Priestley Building
- Website: Googlescholar
Suraje Dessai is Professor of Climate Change Adaptation at the Sustainability Research Institute in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. His research and teaching focuses on the management of climate change uncertainties, perception of climate risks and the science-policy interface in climate change impacts, adaptation and services. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and was the recipient of a European Research Council Starting Grant (2012-17). He is the editor-in-chief of Climate Risk Management, a member of the UK’s ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, hosted jointly by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics, and co-leader of the research theme on Weather, Climate and Social Science of the University of Leeds – Met Office Academic Partnership. He is currently Lead Author in the IPCC WG1 (The Physical Science Basis) Sixth Assessment Report and was Lead Author in the IPCC WG2 (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Fifth Assessment Report (2009-14).
My research focuses on the management of climate change uncertainties, perception of climate risks and the science-policy interface in climate change impacts, adaptation and services.
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- BSc in Environmental Sciences
- PhD in Environmental Sciences
- Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
I teach about climate change adaptation and environmental risk management
Research groups and institutes
- Sustainability Research Institute
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