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Global Catastrophic Risks Conference - Speakers Biographies

Dr Dave Frame, James Martin 21st Century School Research Fellow, Oxford University Centre for the Environment , University of Oxford

Dave Frame is James Martin Fellow in climate change at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment and College Lecturer in Geography at Jesus College.

Dave looks at new ways in which advances in climate change research can improve the physical science inputs into climate change policy. His current research has two main strands: bridging the divide between climate science and policy, and studying the methodological and philosophical issues in environmental modeling.

Dave holds a PhD in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Physics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He spent two years working in the Policy Coordination and Development section of the New Zealand Treasury as an economic and social policy analyst, followed by a stint in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, working on the PREDICATE project. In 2002 Dave moved to the Climate Dynamics group in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, sub-department of Physics at the University of Oxford, where he managed the climateprediction.net experiment.