Professor Andy Challinor's research focusses principally on using climate modelling and process studies to understand food production and food security, treatments of uncertainty and managing risk, and climate-resilient pathways and adaptation.
His aim is to contribute significantly to the knowledge and policy base for sustainably strengthening the food security and health of populations vulnerable to climate variability and change. He does this by working with experts in a range of disciplines, from epidemiologists and ecologists to social scientists and economists. He also endeavours to communicate work in his field, for example through advising on The Rough Guide to Climate Change, speaking at public events and being interviewed on the radio.
- Adaptation theme leader for the CGIAR Program: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
- Principal Investigator on NERC EQUIP: End-to-end quantification of uncertainty for impacts prediction
- Research Director for the Africa College Partnership
- PI on Measuring, predicting and adapting to aflatoxin risk under climate variability and change
He is a Lead Author on the 'Food Production Systems and Food Security' chapter of the forthcoming Fifth Assessment report of the IPCC and co-investigator on:
- ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy
- SAIN project: Addressing vulnerabilities and building capacity for adaptation of agriculture to climate change in China
- BBSRC project: Sustainable pollination services for UK crops