Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) provides strategic advice to the Programme Board to support the programme objectives. In particular the Steering Committee should provide advice and recommendations to the Programme Board on:

  • Alignment with cross-government departmental priorities
  • User engagement and programme impact
  • Opportunities for complementarity with other initiatives, both nationally and internationally
  • Effective ways of research co-ordination and coherence
  • Proposed scope and scientific content of calls and directly commissioned research
  • Appropriate ways to monitor and evaluate the progress of the programme towards its purpose and goal


The current membership of the SPF UK Climate Resilience Steering Committee is:

Professor Jim Hall, University of Oxford (Chair)

Kathryn Brown, Committee on Climate Change

Liz Bergère, DEFRA

Jonathon Gascoigne, Centre for Disaster Protection

 Ben Smith, ARUP

Professor Albert Klein Tank, Director Met Office Hadley Centre

Professor Rowan Sutton, University of Reading /National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)

Professor Paul Bates, University of Bristol

Professor Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University

Professor Lindsay Beevers, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Georgina Endfield, University of Liverpool

Professor Suraje Dessai, University of Leeds (co-Champion)

Dr Kate Lonsdale, University of Leeds (co-Champion)

Rob Knowles, Welsh Government

Dr Tom Russon, Scottish Government

Dr Sari Kovats, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Joanna Teuton, NHS Health Scotland

Kristian James, Public Health Wales

Dr Harriet Orr, Environment Agency

Member (to be notified), Northern Ireland Government

Member (to be notified), Health Sector Representative, Northern Ireland

News & Events

Last updated November 2021

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