Tim G. Benton is research director for emerging risks and director of the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. Tim’s areas of expertise include global food security, food systems and resilience, ecology and natural resources, and climate change impacts. He is one of the authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report on climate change and land and of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessments. He is also a professor at the University of Leeds.
Antony Froggatt is deputy director and senior research fellow in the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. Antony specializes in global electricity policy and the public understanding of climate change. His most recent research projects cover the energy and climate policy implications of Brexit, the technological and policy transformation of the power sector, and the COP26 summit. He has worked as an independent consultant for 20 years with environmental groups, academics and public bodies in Europe and Asia.
Laura Wellesley is a senior research fellow in the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. Laura’s main areas of research interest are policy strategies to promote healthy and sustainable diets and food system transformation, and approaches to managing systemic risks to global food trade. She has also worked on approaches to delivering an inclusive circular economy in low-income countries, and on innovative alternatives to meat.
Owen Grafham is assistant director of the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. He has worked on a range of international energy- and climate-related projects, and currently leads Chatham House’s influential research on energy provision for displaced populations. He also manages the programme’s work on climate security and cascading climate risks.
Richard King is a senior research fellow in the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. Richard works on various issues related to the sustainability of, and climate risks to, food, agriculture, land use and soft commodity resource trade. Prior to joining Chatham House, he was deputy head of research at Oxfam GB.
Neil Morisetti is an associate fellow in the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House, and vice dean of public policy in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at University College London. In 2009–13, Rear Admiral Morisetti acted as the UK government climate and energy security envoy, and then the foreign secretary’s special representative for climate change.
James Nixey is director of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. He is also an associate fellow with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and serves on the board of the journal UA: Ukraine Analytica. His principal expertise concerns the relationships between Russia and the other post-Soviet states.
Patrick Schröder is a senior research fellow in the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. He specializes in the global transition to an inclusive circular economy. His current research focuses on identifying collaborative opportunities between key countries to support the implementation of the SDGs, closing the investment gap, and building an evidence base for trade in the circular economy.