Mark Pelling is Professor of Geography, King's College London. His research expertise is in social and institutional aspects of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, predominantly in urban contexts. He led the £3.3m DFID-ESRC Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge programme, 2016-2019. Mark is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Cities, Settlements and Key Infrastructure chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report and a member of the Development Team for the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Extreme Events and Systemic Risk. He is currently seconded 50% to the UKRI-GCRF as its Resilience Portfolio Challenge Lead.
Professor of Geography; Co-Director