Neil Adger is a leading social scientist on economic and social dynamics of climate change, resilience and vulnerability. He is a Highly Cited Researcher with work published across the social and natural sciences with landmark publications on adaptation to climate change, human security and demography. Neil is also Professor of Human Geography in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
He is currently leading research on social dynamics of well-being, health, migration and climate change in the UK, Ireland, India, Bangladesh, Ghana and in Australia, with grants from Wellcome Trust, ESRC, FCDO, Belmont Forum, and the National Institute for Health Research.
Neil has served as a Commissioner for the Lancet Commission on Climate and Health 2015, and as Lead Expert for the UK Foresight field-defining report on Migration and Global Environmental Change in 2011. He led the IPCC assessment of human security dimensions of climate change
Neil leads WP1 in HABITABLE.