Anna is the lead on climate services in the Climate System Analysis Group. She has a background in applied climate science with a current research focus on the engagement of users and decision-makers in the use of climate information.
Professor Chris Reason is involved with research relating to Southern Hemisphere climate variability, southern African rainfall variability, mesoscale and coastal meteorology, tropical meteorology and oceanography, severe weather, ocean-atmosphere interactions, Indian and South Atlantic Oceans, Southern Ocean, ocean and atmospheric modelling.
Andrea Rother is an environmental and occupational health principle researcher. As an environmental sociologist and environmental/public health professional her expertise are in the areas of chemical/pesticide risk management, risk communication, health literacy, exposure assessment, intervention development and policy analysis.
Loretta Feris is professor of law in the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law and teaches natural resources law, pollution law and international environmental law. She joined the department of public law in July 2009. She holds a BA(law), LLB and LLD from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and a LLM from Georgetown University in the USA.
Merle Sowman is the Director of the EEU and Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at UCT. She obtained her PhD in the field of integrated coastal management from UCT in 1994, and has been involved in research, consulting and teaching on integrated environmental and coastal management since 1985.
Zarina Patel’s research is concerned with the multiple dimensions of the meaning and practice of sustainable development at the city scale. This agenda is driven by evidence that suggests that in spite of supportive policy frameworks promoting sustainability in South Africa (and elsewhere in both the North and South), the poor and the natural environment continue to be marginalized in decision making.
Enjoying a settled academic position in a highly dynamic and successful department, I define my research and teaching interests by the multiple challenges of sustainable development in developing country settings, especially as these pertain to resource flows.
As an ACDI Associate, Anna has been collaborating to develop a Masters curriculum on Climate Change and Sustainable Development for the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA), specifically working on a cities and climate change module. Also, Anna has provided input on the ACDI MSc course, lecturing on climate adaptation in cities.
Lindsey has a BA (Hons) in Pure and Applied Biology from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford, specialising in the long-term ecology of east African Savannas.