David Dodman is the Director of the Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Developmen (IIED), where his work focuses on urban climate change adaptation and resilience. He holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Biology and Geography from the University of St Andrews, and a D.Phil. in Geography from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining IIED he was a Lecturer in Geography at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica). He is the author of more than thirty journal articles and book chapters, and the co-editor of 'Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk' (Kingston, UWI Press) and 'Adapting Cities to Climate Change: understanding and addressing the development challenge' (London, Earthscan). He is a College Teaching Fellow at University College London, and a Lead Author on the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.