Prof Andy Challinor

Professor of Climate Impacts, University of Leeds
Andy Challinor is a Professor of Climate Impacts whose work focuses 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. For GCRF-AFRICAP, he leads the ‘Climate-Smart Development Pathways’ theme. Find out more 

Dr Sarah Chapman

Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Dr Sarah Chapman is a Research Fellow within the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (ICAS) at the University of Leeds. For the GCRF-AFRICAP project, she is working on climate change and agriculture in East Africa, using a convection-permitting model applied to present-day and future climates. Find out more

Ms Heather Clark

Research Project Manager, University of Aberdeen

Ms Heather Clark is a Research Project Manager in the Dietary Assessment team at the University of Aberdeen. Her work on GCRF-AFRICAP relates to diets and nutrition. Find out more

Prof Andy Dougill

Professor of Environmental Sustainability, University of Leeds

Professor Andy Dougill is a Professor of Environmental Sustainability and a dryland environmental change researcher who has developed research approaches that integrate a range of disciplines including soil science, ecology, climate change, development studies and environmental social sciences. For GCRF-AFRICAP, he acts as Country Coordinator for the work in Malawi. Find out more


Dr Samuel Eze

Research Fellow in Soil Science of African Agricultural Systems, University of Leeds

Dr Samuel Eze is a Research Fellow in the Soil Science of African Agricultural Systems at the University of Leeds. This involves contributing to research under the ‘Farming Systems’ theme. Find out more


Dr Joseph Hubert Galani Yamdeu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biochemical Food Safety, University of Leeds
Dr Joseph Hubert Galani Yamdeu is a university lecturer and researcher with experience in Africa, Europe and Asia and expertise in plant and food biochemistry, plant pathology and plant molecular biology. For GCRF-AFRICAP he is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemical Food Safety at the School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds. Find out more

Prof William Kunin

Professor of Ecology, University of Leeds
As Professor of Ecology, Bill Kunin’s areas of expertise include spatial aspects of population and community ecology and conservation biology. For GCRF-AFRICAP, he acts as Country Coordinator for work being implemented in South Africa. Find out more

Dr Edward Pope

Expert Applied Scientist, UK Met Office

As Expert Applied Scientist at the UK Met Office, Edward conducts research into climate change and its impacts, to meet the needs of a wide range of commercial and government organisations. For GCRF-AFRICAP, he is involved in the modelling work contributing to the ‘Climate-Smart Development Pathways’ theme. Find out more


Dr Claire Helen Quinn

Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management, University of Aberdeen
Dr Claire Quinn is Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management at the University of Leeds and an environmental social scientist with over 20 years of experience working on interdisciplinary projects in Africa, Europe and Asia. For GCRF-AFRICAP, Claire leads on the ‘Policy Design and Implementation’ Theme, building policy and practice capacity for translating evidence into pathways for SDG-compliant agri-food systems. Find out more

Dr Susannah Sallu

Associate Professor in Environment and Development, University of Leeds

Dr Susannah Sallu is Associate Professor in Environment and Development with expertise in rural livelihoods, vulnerability and resilience climate change and development. For GCRF-AFRICAP, she is the Country Coordinator for work taking place in Tanzania, a country she has worked in for over 18 years. Find out more

Dr Harriet Elizabeth Smith

Research Fellow in Climate Smart Agriculture, University of Leeds

Dr Harriet Smith is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, with experience working in East and Southern Africa. As Research Fellow on Climate Smart Agriculture at the University of Leeds, Harriet contributes to research under the ‘Farming Systems’ theme. Find out more

Prof Pete Smith

Professor of Soils & Global Change, University of Leeds

Professor Pete Smith is Chair in Plant and Soil Science at the University of Aberdeen. As co-Investigator on the GCRF-AFRICAP project, he leads the University of Aberdeen work on modelling under the ‘Climate-Smart Development Pathways’ theme. Find out more

Dr Hemant G Tripathi

Research Fellow in African Agricultural Ecology, University of Leeds

Dr Hemant Tripathi is a community and landscape ecologist with a background in studying land use, land cover and biodiveristy change, food production-biodiversity tradeoffs, ecosystem functioning and services, and pollination ecology in socio-ecological landscapes of Southern Africa and India. For GCRF-AFRICAP, he is investigating pest damage and control, ecosystem services and disservices, and biodiversity change in agricultural landscapes of South Africa, Tanzania, and Malawi. Find out more