Dr Kate Donovan joins ClimateXChange as our new Director of Policy, taking over from Professor Dave Reay. She brings research expertise in the area of climate risk and adaptation, and policy connections through membership of the Scottish Science Advisory Council, Scotland’s highest level science advisory body.

Dr Donovan is a Senior Lecturer in Climate Risk and Resilience, teaching on the MSc in Carbon Management and Co-Director of the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to working at the University of Edinburgh, she was a Hazard and Risk Engineer at the National Water and Atmospheric Research Institute in New Zealand, where she co-managed a national risk tool project and led an international development project on adapting risk assessment tools for the Pacific Island Countries.Dr Kate Donovan

"I am excited to be taking on this new role with the CXC team, they are critical in our fight towards climate resilience, spanning science and policy to deliver evidence for key decisions within government."