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Professor Rosalind Cornforth

Walker Institute - Professor

  • AfClix (Africa Climate Exchange) portal

  • My research
  • TAMSAT group
  • Responsibilities:

    • Director of AfClix (Africa Climate Exchange)
    • Senior Research Scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (Climate Directorate) and the Department of Meteorology
    • Ambassador, TAMSAT

    Research Interests:

    • Improving understanding of the fundamental dynamics of African weather systems and downstream tropical cyclogenesis
    • Developing user-centred integrated climate early warning systems, based on the Rainwatch AfClix monitoring/prediction platform.
    • African rainfall variability and predictability of extreme precipitation events
    • Knowledge Exchange and experiential learning for managing climate resilience
    • Governance and decision-making for climate change adaptation

    Research Projects:

    • AfClix - Africa Climate Exchange - Bridging climate science and policy for improving food security in Sub-Saharan Africa - NERC funding: Dec 2011-Dec 2014 (AfClix)

    • AfClix Early Warning System for Sudan - Collaborative Pilot Project with Rainwatch (CIMMS), AfClix, Sudan Meteorological Authority (SMA), Practical Action, UNEP, DfID, TAMSAT, NCAS-Climate, Walker Institute for Climate System Research and Sudanese institutes and Community-based organizations (December 2011 – December 2014) (SCEWAS)

    • AfClix Rainwatch Drought Early Warning Systems Development of integrated Early Warning Sytems. Platform is currently operational across the African Sahel in Senegal, Mali and Niger, with planned integrated extensions in 2014 to Burkina Faso,Sudan and Ethiopia

    • Building understanding of climate variability into planning of groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa - DfID-NERC UpGRO Catapult Funding: July 2013-June 2014 (BRAVE)

    • Attributing impacts of external climate drivers on extreme weather events in Africa - NERC Standard Grant: July 2013-June 2016 (ACE-Africa)

    • Fundamental influences of large-scale wave dynamics on tropical weather systems - NERC Standard Grant: Oct 2011-Sept 2015 (TROPWAVE)

    • User-oriented agricultural drought decision-support insurance tool - Short NERC Scoping Project: June-Sept 2013 (uADDIT)

    • TAMSAT Business Interaction Fund - NERC Business Interaction Fund. March-September 2013 TAMSAT BIF

    Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

    Rosalind is keen to discuss proposals for postgraduate research in the study of the following topics:

    • Drivers of current and future extreme weather events in Africa
    • Sub-seasonal, seasonal and decadel variability and prediction in Africa
    • Integrated Early Warning Systems
    • Good practice approaches to adapt and build resilience
    • Economics of climate adaptation

  • Current supervision:
    • Hannah Parker Hannah is a first year PhD student co-supervised by Dr Ros Cornforth and Prof Emily Boyd. She is studying the interpretation and use of attribution information from a Social Science perspective. Completes 2017
    • Simon Rowell is a second year NERC Industry CASE student with Hiscox Catastrophe Modeling Company, examining the role of AEW variability and the large-scale environment on the genesis of Atlantic Hurricanes. Simon is co-supervised by Dr Kevin Hodges and Dr Ros Cornforth from UoR, and Dr RIchard Dixon and Dr Matt Swann from Hiscox Catastrophe Modelling Company. Completes 2014

    MSc Dissertations

    • Tsz-Kin Lai (2013). Emergence of Tropical Cyclones in Baroclinic Waves
    • Zablon Shilenje (2013). Managing for uncertain climate risk: Early Warning and climate communication in the context of Sudan
    • Ffion Watson (2013). Lessons of early warning in Africa
    • Shani Haruna (2013). Integrating existing knowledge in the university sector to more effectively engage with climate change: A case study of the University of Reading
    • Richa Gurung (2013). Understanding social barriers and limits to climate change Adaptation in Nepal
    • Ruari Rhodes (2012). Changes in the long term variability of the rains of Sudan
    • Sarah Hartley (2012). Trends in Indian monsoon rainfall in recent decades
    • Elizabeth Good (2011). Role of air-sea fluxes and teleconnections in the evolution of Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperature errors
    • Simon Rowell (2010). Downstream Transformation of African Easterly Waves: Criteria for Development
    • Edgar Méndez García (2009). Medium and extended-range forecasting in West Africa

    Relevant Scientific Positions of Trust:

    Centaur Publications

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    Number of items: 67.


    Mitheu, Faith, Stephens, Elisabeth, Petty, Celia, Ficchì, Andrea, Tarnavsky, Elena ORCID logoORCID: and Cornforth, Rosalind ORCID logoORCID: (2023) Impact-based flood early warning for rural livelihoods in Uganda. Weather, Climate, and Society, 15 (3). pp. 525-539. ISSN 1948-8335 doi:

    Rother, Hanna-Andrea, Dove, C. MacKenzie, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Celia, Euripidou, Rico, Irlam, James, Gikungu, David, Chivese, Tawanda, Kutane, Waltaji, Jourou, Adjinda, van Bavel, Bianca, Zavaleta, Carol and Wright, Caradee Y. (2023) Q-Storming’ to identify challenges and opportunities for integrating health and climate adaptation measures in Africa. Journal of Climate Change and Health, 12. 100254. ISSN 2667-2782 doi:

    Mitheu, Faith ORCID logoORCID:, Tarnavsky, Elena ORCID logoORCID:, Ficchì, Andrea, Stephens, Elisabeth, Cornforth, Rosalind and Petty, Celia (2023) The utility of impact data in flood forecast verification for anticipatory actions: case studies from Uganda and Kenya. Journal of Flood Risk Management. e12911. ISSN 1753-318X doi:

    Brimicombe, C., Lo, C. H. B., Pappenberger, F., Di Napoli, C., Maciel, P., Quintino, T., Cornforth, R. and Cloke, H. L. ORCID logoORCID: (2023) Wet Bulb Globe Temperature: indicating extreme heat risk on a global grid. GeoHealth, 7 (2). e2022GH000701. ISSN 2471-1403 doi:


    Ciampi, L. ORCID logoORCID:, Plumpton, H. J., Osbahr, H. ORCID logoORCID:, Cornforth, R. J. and Petty, Celia (2022) Building resilience through improving groundwater management for sustainable agricultural intensification in African Sahel. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 3. 63. ISSN 2662-4044 doi:

    Arribas, Alberto, Fairgrieve, Ross, Dhu, Trevor, Bell, Juliet, Cornforth, Rosalind, Gooley, Geoff, Hilson, Chris J., Luers, Amy, Shepherd, Theodore G., Street, Roger and Wood, Nick (2022) Climate risk assessment needs urgent improvement. Nature Communications, 13. 4326. ISSN 2041-1723 doi:

    Mitheu, Faith, Petty, Celia, Tarnavsky, Elena ORCID logoORCID:, Stephens, Elizabeth, Ciampi, Luisa ORCID logoORCID:, Butsatsa, Jonah and Cornforth, Rosalind (2022) Identifying the barriers and opportunities in the provision and use of weather and climate information for flood risk preparedness: the case of Katakwi District, Uganda. Frontiers in climate, 4. 908662. ISSN 2624-9553 doi:

    Brimicombe, Chloe, Di Napoli, Claudia, Quintino, Tiago, Pappenberger, Florian, Cornforth, Rosalind and Cloke, Hannah L. (2022) Thermofeel: a python thermal comfort indices library. SoftwareX, 18. 101005. ISSN 2352-7110 doi:

    Falloon, Pete, Bebber, Daniel P., Dalin, Carole, Ingram, John, Mitchell, Dann, Hartley, Tom N., Johnes, Penny J., Newbold, Tim, Challinor, Andrew J., Finch, Jessica, Galdos, Marcello V., Petty, Celia, Cornforth, Ros, Bhunnoo, Riaz, Pope, Edward, Enow, Andrew, Borrion, Aiduan, Waterson, Amy, MacNeill, Katrina and Houldcroft, Alice (2022) What do changing weather and climate shocks and stresses mean for the UK food system? Environmental Research Letters, 17 (5). 051001. ISSN 1748-9326 doi:

    Petty, Celia, Ngoleka, Stella, Cornforth, Rosalind, Achiro, Eunice, Acidri, James, Ainslie, Andrew, Owuor, John and Walker, Grady ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Adaptation planning: an integrated approach to understanding vulnerability in the Lake Victoria Basin. Frontiers in climate, 3. 782534. ISSN 2624-9553 doi:


    Cornforth, Rosalind and Plumpton, Heather (2021) Future climate of Africa. In: Nuttall, Pat (ed.) Climate, Ticks and Disease. CABI Climate Change Series. CAB International, UK. ISBN 9781789249637

    Hinkel, Jochen, Cornforth, Rosalind, Todman, Lindsay, Fairgreave, Ross, Plumpton, Heather, Shepherd, Ted, Tarnavsky, Elena ORCID logoORCID:, Petty, Celia and Acidri, James (2021) Policy, governance and institutions for reducing and managing losses and damages - decision making under uncertainty. In: Buckle, Simon, Lamhauge, Nicolina, Rocha, Marcia, Stadler, Balazs and Chhun, Bopha (eds.) Managing climate risks, facing up to losses and damages. OECD Publishing, Paris, pp. 185-238. ISBN 9789264344396 doi:

    Brimicombe, Chloe, Di Napoli, Claudia, Cornforth, Rosalind, Pappenberger, Florian, Petty, Celia and Cloke, Hannah L. (2021) Borderless heat hazards with bordered impacts. Earth's Future, 9 (9). e2021EF002064. ISSN 2328-4277 doi:

    Ciampi, Luisa ORCID logoORCID:, Myers, Jacob, Plumpton, Heather, Cornforth, Rosalind and Petty, Celia, (2021) NIMFRU briefing note: improving disaster response through a Livelihood Impact Based (LIMB) Flood Forecasting System. Technical Report. Zenodo

    Ciampi, Luisa ORCID logoORCID:, Myers, Jacob, Plumpton, Heather, Cornforth, Rosalind and Petty, Celia, (2021) Reducing the cost and impact of disasters: National-scale Impact Based Forecasting of Flood Risk for Uganda. Technical Report. CERN, Geneva. pp5.

    Brimicombe, Chloe, Porter, James J., Di Napoli, Claudia, Pappenberger, Florian, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Celia and Cloke, Hannah L. (2021) Heatwaves: an invisible risk in UK policy and research. Environmental Science & Policy, 116. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1462-9011 doi:

    Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Celia and Walker, Grady (2021) Supporting climate-resilient planning at national and district levels: a pathway to multi-stakeholder decision-making in Uganda. In: Conway, Declan and Vincent, Katherine (eds.) Climate Risk in Africa: Adaptation and Resilience. Palgrave-Macmillan, pp. 131-145. ISBN 9783030611590 doi:

    Daron, Joseph, Allen, Mary, Bailey, Meghan, Ciampi, Luisa, Cornforth, Rosalind, Costella, Cecilia, Fournier, Nicolas, Graham, Richard, Hall, Kathrin, Kane, Cheikh, Lele, Issa, Petty, Celia, Pinder, Nyree, Pirret, Jennifer, Stacey, Jessica and Ticehurst, Helen (2021) Integrating seasonal climate forecasts into adaptive social protection in the Sahel. Climate and Development, 13 (6). pp. 543-550. ISSN 1756-5537 doi:

    Young, Hannah R., Shepherd, Theodore G., Acidri, James, Cornforth, Rosalind J., Petty, Celia, Seaman, John and Todman, Lindsay C. (2021) Storylines for decision-making: climate and food security in Namibia. Climate and Development, 13 (6). pp. 515-528. ISSN 1756-5537 doi:


    Cornforth, Rosalind, Ciampi, Luisa, Fairgreave, Ross and Danert, Kerstin (2020) Adapting for tomorrow’s environment - innovative, interdisciplinary research work supporting the development of climate resilient societies at the Walker Institute. [Video]

    Cornforth, Rosalind, Ciampi, Luisa ORCID logoORCID: and Myers, Jacob (2020) Unlocking Africa's groundwater potential. [Video]

    Bouwer, Roy, Cornforth, Rosalind, Lapworth, Daniel, Mcdonald, David, Marsham, John, Mittal, Neha, Petty, Celia, Walker, Grady and Way, Celia, (2020) Summary of FCFA work in Kenya. Report. Future Climate for Africa

    Cornforth, Rosalind Jane and Myers, Jacob, (2020) 'BRAVE' groundwater futures for Burkina Faso: critical planning for the water sector. Report. Walker Institute pp23. doi:

    Young, Hannah R., Cornforth, Rosalind J., Todman, Lindsay C., Miret Barrio, Javier A., Shepherd, Theodore G., Petty, Celia, O'Sullivan, Donal, Wagstaff, Carol, Mason, Onyinye and Talwisa, Miriam, (2020) Assessing the impact of climate change on sweet potato in Uganda. Report. Walker Institute pp4. doi:

    Plumpton, Heather and Cornforth, Rosalind (2020) BRAVE: building understanding of climate variability into planning of groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa. In: Supporting the COP26 priorities through research on international development & climate change UK-funded research project showcase. UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR), pp. 14-16.

    Plumpton, Heather and Cornforth, Rosalind, Furey, Sean, ed. (2020) Groundwater country profiles for seven UpGro consortium project countries in Africa. UpGro, (UPGro (2020) “African Groundwater 2020: Online Final Report of the Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor Programme (2013-2020),

    Young, Hannah, Plumpton, Heather, Miret Barrio, Javier Alberto, Cornforth, Rosalind J., Petty, Celia, Todman, Lindsay, O'Sullivan, Donal M., Wagstaff, Carol, Mason, Onyinye, Shepherd, Ted, Saabwe, Colline and Talwisa, Miriam, (2020) Sweet potato production in Uganda in a changing climate: what is the role for fertilisers. Working Paper. Walker Institute pp8. doi:

    Fazey, Ioan, Schapke, Niko, Caniglia, Guido, Hodgson, Anthony, Kendrick, Ian, Lyon, Christopher, Page, Glenn, Patterson, James, Reidy, Chris, Strasser, Tim, Verveen, Stephan, Adams, David, Goldstein, Bruce, Klaes, Matthias, Leicester, Graham, Linyard, Alison, McCurdy, Adrienne, Ryan, Paul, Sharpe, Bill, Silvestri, Giorgia, Yansyah Abdurrahim, Ali, Abson, David, Samson Adetunji, Olufemi, Aldunce, Paulina, Alvarez-Pereirax, Carlos, Marie Amparo, Jennifer, Amundsen, Helene, Anderson, Lakin, Andersson, Lotta, Asquith, Michael, Augenstein, Karoline, Barrie, Jack, Bent, David, Bentz, Julia, Bergsten, Arvid, Berzonsky, Carol, Bina, Olivia, Blackstock, Kirsty, Boehnert, Joanna, Bradbury, Hilary, Brand, Christine, Bohme, Jessica, Mille Bojer, Marianne, Carmen, Esther, Charli-Joseph, Lakshmi, Choudhury, Sarah, Chunhachoti-ananta, Supot, Cockburn, Jessica, Colvin, John, Connon, Irene, Cornforth, Rosalind, Cox, Robin, Cradock-Henry, Nicholas, Cramer, Laura, Cremaschi, Almendra, Dannevig, Halvor, Day, Catherine, de Lima Hutchison, Cathel, de Vrieze, Anke, Desai, Vikas, Dolley, Jonathan, Duckett, Dominic, Durrant, Rachael, Egermann, Markus, Elsner, Emily, Fremantle, Chris, Fullwood-Thomas, Jessica, Galafassi, Diego, Gobby, Jen, Golland, Ami, Kirana Gonz-lez-Padron, Shiara, Gram-Hanssen, Irmelin, Grandin, Jakob, Grenni, Sara, Gunnell, Jade, Gusmao, Felipe, Hamann, Maike, Harding, Brian, Harper, Gavin, Hesselgren, Mia, Hestad, Dina, Heykoop, Cheryl, Holm, Johan, Holstead, Kirsty, Hoolohan, Claire, Horcea-Milcu, Andra-Ioana, Geertruida Horlings, Lummina, Howden, Stuart, Angharad Howell, Rachel, Insia Huque, Sarah, Canedo, Mirna, Yvonne Iro, Chidinma, Ives, Christopher, John, Beatrice, Joshi, Rajiv, Juarez-Bourke, Sadhbh, Wafula Juma, Dauglas, Karlsen, Bea Cecilie, Kliem, Lea, Kloy, Andreas, Kuenkel, Petra, Kunze, Iris, Lam, David, Lang, Daniel, Larkin, Alice, Light, Ann, Luederitz, Christopher, Luthe, Tobias, Maguire, Cathy, Mahecha-Groot, Ana-Maria, Malcolm, Jackie, Marshall, Fiona, Maru, Yiheyis, McLachlan, Carly, Mmbando, Peter, Mohapatra, Subhakanta, Moore, Michele-Lee, Moriggi, Angela, Morley-Fletcher, Mark, Moser, Susanne, Mueller, Konstanze Marion, Mukute, Mutizwa, Mühlemeier, Susan, Otto Naess, Lars, Nieto-Romero, Marta, Novo, Paula, O'Brien, Karen, O'Connell, Deborah, O'Donnell, Kathleen, Olsson, Per, Pearson, Kelli Rose, Pereira, Laura, Petridis, Panos, Peukert, Daniela, Phear, Nicky, Ren.e Pisters, Siri, Polsky, Matt, Pound, Diana, Preiser, Rika, Rahman, Md. Sajidur, Reed, Mark, Revell, Philip, Rodriguez, Ioki, Rogers, Briony Cathryn, Rohr, Jascha, Rosenberg, Milda Nordb, Ross, Helen, Russell, Shona, Ryan, Melanie, Saha, Probal, Schleicher, Katharina, Schneider, Flurina, Scoville-Simonds, Morgan, Searle, Beverley, Sebhatu, Samuel Petros, Sesana, Elena, Silverman, Howard, Singh, Chandni, Sterling, Eleanor, Stewart, Sarah-Jane, Tabara, David, Taylor, Douglas, Thornton, Philip, Tribaldos, Theresa Margaret, Tschakert, Petra, Uribe-Calvo, Natalia, Waddell, Steve, Waddock, Sandra, van der Merwe, Liza, van Mierlo, Barbara, van Zwanenberg, Patrick, Velarde, Sandra Judith, Washbourn, Carla-Leanne, Waylen, Kerry, Weiser, Annika, Wight, Ian, Williams, Stephen, Woods, Mel, Wolstenholme, Ruth, Wright, Ness, Wunder, Stefanie, Wyllie, Alastair and Young, Hannah R. (2020) Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: visions of future systems and how to get there. Energy Research and Social Science, 70. 101724. ISSN 2214-6296 doi:

    Cornforth, R. J., Clegg, D. and Petty, C., (2020) The integrated database for African policymakers. Report. Walker Institute pp3. doi:


    Cornforth, Rosalind J., Macdonald, David M. J., Osbahr, Henny, Ciampi, Luisa, Myers, Jacob, Verhoef, Anne, Black, Emily C., Ascott, Matt, Cook, Peter, Davis, Hannah, Clark, Hannah, Talens, Cristina, Gahi, Narcisse, Haruna, S. and Petty, E.C., (2019) Possible futures for groundwater in Burkina Faso under a changing climate. Report. Zenodo doi:

    Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Ros and Petty, Celia, (2019) Climate and health in Africa: research and policy needs. Walker Institute Briefing Notes (WIBN). BN1117/01. Technical Report. Walker Institute, Reading, UK. pp11. doi:

    Burgin, Laura, Walker, Grady, Cornforth, Rosalind, Rowell, Dave, Marsham, John, Semazzi, Fred, Sabiti, Geoffrey, Ainslie, Andrew, Araujo, Julio, Ascott, Matthew, Clegg, Dai, Clenaghan, Andrew, Lapworth, Dan, Lwiza, Kamazima, Macdonald, David, Petty, Celia and Wainwright, Caroline, (2019) Possible futures for rural East Africa under a changing climate: HyCRISTAL climate narrative rural infographic and Brief. Technical Report. Zenodo - CERN Repository doi:

    Samuel, Katja L. H. and Cornforth, Rosalind J. (2019) Disaster risk reduction, early warning systems and global health: critiquing the current systems-based approach. In: Samuel, Katja L. H., Aronsson-Storrier, Marie and Nakjavani Bookmiller, Kirsten (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law. Cambridge University Press, pp. 373-404. ISBN 9781108474122

    Young, Hannah R., Cornforth, Rosalind J., Gaye, Amadou T. and Boyd, Emily (2019) Event attribution science in adaptation decision-making: the context of extreme rainfall in urban Senegal. Climate and Development, 11 (9). pp. 812-824. ISSN 1756-5537 doi:

    Ciampi, Luisa, Davis, Hannah, Myers, Jacob, Petty, Celia, Cornforth, Rosalind, Asalu, Amos and Plumpton, Heather (2019) FAMVAC and Listening Group facilitation handbook. NIFMRU, pp43. doi:

    Asare, Kofi, Cornforth, Rosalind, Tarhule, Aondover, Osbahr, Henny, Ciampi, Luisa and Myers, Jacob (2019) RAINWATCH handbook: a step by step guide to using RAINWATCH, version 1.0. Zenodo - CERN Repository, pp43. doi:

    Finney, Declan, Marsham, John, Rowell, David, Way, Celia, Evans, Barbara, Cornforth, Rosalind, Houghton-Carr, H., Mittal, N., Allan, R., Anande, D., Anyah, R., Ascott, M., Black, E., Boorman, P., Booth, B., Bornemann, J., Burgin, L., Evans, J., Gudoshava, M., Kendon, E., Kisembe, J., Kondowe, A., Lapworth, D., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Lwiza, K., Macdonald, D., Maidment, R., Misiani, H., Nakabugo, R., Sabiiti, G., Sangalugembe, C., Scanell, C., Segele, Z., Semazzi, F., Smith, K. R., Tadege, A., Tesfaye, K., Waniha, P., Wainwright, C., Wilby, R., Winterbourn, B. and Xia, S., (2019) Scientific understanding of East African climate change from the HyCRISTAL project. Technical Report. White Rose Research Online doi:

    Cornforth, Rosalind, Parker, Douglas J., Diop-Kane, Mariane, Fink, Andreas H., Lafore, Jean-Philippe, Laing, Arlene, Afiesimama, Ernest, Caughey, Jim, Diongue-Niang, Aida, Hamza, Ibrahima, Harou, Abdoulaye, Kassimou, Abdou, Lamb, Peter, Lamptey, Benjamin, Mumba, Zilore, Nnodu, Ifeyani, Omotosho, Jerome, Palmer, Steve, Parrish, Patrick, Razafindrakoto, Leon-Guy, Thiaw, Wassila, Thorncroft, Chris and Tompkins, Adrian (2019) The first Forecasters Handbook for West Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100 (11). pp. 2343-2351. ISSN 1520-0477 doi:


    Cornforth, Rosalind and Tarhule, A., eds. (2018) African rainfall variability: science and society. Atmposhere (Special Issue). MDPI.

    Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Elizabeth and Saley Bana, Zakari, (2018) West Africa regional climate risk synthesis (extended) - DfID climate risk analysis to inform DFID's country development diagnostics. Report. DFID

    Plumpton, Heather, Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Elizabeth and Finlayson, Bill, (2018) East Africa regional synthesis report - climate risk analysis to inform DFID's country development diagnostics. Report. DFID

    Plumpton, Heather, Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Finlayson, Bill and Petty, Elizabeth, (2018) Middle East and North Africa regional synthesis report - climate risk analysis to inform DFID's country development diagnostics. Report. DFID

    Plumpton, Heather, Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Elizabeth and Finlayson, Bill, (2018) West Africa regional synthesis report (part I) - DfID climate risk analysis to inform DFID's country development diagnostics. Report. DFID

    Acidri, James, Petty, Elizabeth, Cornforth, Rosalind, Clegg, Dai, Ainslie, Andrew, Walker, Grady, Talwisa, Miriam and Clenaghan, Andrew, (2018) Uganda - Synthesising Evidence for Targeted National Responses to Climate Change. Walker Briefing Note (WIBN). 0218/01. Report. Zenodo (CERN), Switzerland. doi:

    Jones, Lindsey, Harvey, Blane, Cochrane, Logan, Cantin, Bernard, Conway, Declan, Cornforth, Rosalind, De Souza, Ken and Kirbyshire, Amy (2018) Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development. Regional Environmental Change, 18 (1). pp. 297-304. ISSN 1436-378X doi:


    Cornforth, Rosalind, Mumba, Zilore and Parker, Douglas (2017) Synoptic systems. In: Parker, Douglas J. and Diop-Kane, Mariane (eds.) Meteorology of tropical West Africa: the Forecasters’ Handbook. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 40-89. ISBN 9781118391303

    Parker, Hannah R., Lott, Fraser C., Cornforth, Rosalind J., Mitchell, Daniel M., Sparrow, Sarah and Wallon, David (2017) A comparison of model ensembles for attributing 2012 West African rainfall. Environmental Research Letters, 12 (1). 014019. ISSN 1748-9326 doi:

    Parker, Hannah R., Boyd, Emily, Cornforth, Rosalind, James, Rachel, Frederike, Otto and Myles, Allen (2017) Stakeholder perceptions of event attribution in the loss and damage debate. Climate Policy, 17 (4). pp. 533-550. ISSN 1469-3062 doi:


    Parker, Hannah R., Cornforth, Rosalind, Suarez, Pablo, Allen, Myles, Boyd, Emily, James, Rachel, Jones, Richard, Otto, Frederick and Walton, Peter (2016) Using a game to engage stakeholders in extreme event attribution science. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 7 (4). pp. 353-365. ISSN 2095-0055 doi:

    Araujo, Julio, Marsham, John, Rowell, Dave, Nkulumo, Zinyengere, Ainslie, Andrew, Clenaghan, Andrew, Cornforth, Rosalind, De Giusti, Giovanna, Evans, Barbara, Finney, Declan, Lapworth, Dan, Macdonald, David, Petty, Celia, Seaman, John, Semazzi, Frederick and Way, Celia, (2016) Africa's climate helping decision-makers make sense of climate information: Burning questions - East African climate variability and change. Future Climate for Africa. Report. Climate Development and Knowledge Network

    Crisp, Nigel and Cornforth, Rosalind (2016) Climate change and resilience in the Great Lakes region of Africa. In: Crisp, Nigel (ed.) One World Health: An Overview of Global Health. CRC Press, London, pp. 107-109. ISBN 9781498739412


    Otto, Friederike, Boyd, Emily, Jones, Richard, Cornforth, Rosalind, James, Rachel, Parker, Hannah R. and Allen, Myles (2015) Attribution of extreme weather events in Africa: a preliminary exploration of the science and policy implications. Climatic Change, 132 (4). pp. 531-543. ISSN 0165-0009 doi:

    Parker, Hannah R., Cornforth, Rosalind, Boyd, Emily, James, Rachel, Otto, Friedericke E. L. and Allen, Myles R. (2015) Implications of event attribution for loss and damage policy. Weather, 70 (9). pp. 268-273. ISSN 0043-1656 doi:

    Graham, Richard, Ticehurst, Helen, Leathes, Bill, Wade, Stephen, Visman, Emma, Bayley, Simon, Kane, Cheikh, Shongwe, Mxolisi, Ferreira, Timoteo, Amato, Rosanna, Bain, Caroline, Boyd, Emily, Dilley, Maxx, Janes, Tammy, Lumbroso, Darren, May, Sumiko, Oakley, Tim, Powell, Robert, Cornforth, Rosalind, Ewbank, Richard, Washington, Richard, Hewitt, Chris, Jones, Richard and Moufouma-Okia, Wilfran, (2015) Scoping, options analysis and design of a ‘Climate Information and Services Programme’ for Africa (CIASA): Final report. Technical Report. Department for International Development doi:

    Graham, Richard, Visman, Emma, Wade, Stephen, Amato, Rosanna, Bain, Caroline, Janes, Tamara, Leathes, Bill, Lumbroso, Darren, Cornforth, Rosalind, Boyd, Emily and Parker, David, (2015) Scoping, options analysis and design of a ‘Climate Information and Services Programme’ for Africa (CIASA): literature review. Technical Report. Department for International Development doi:


    James, Rachel, Otto, Friedericke, Parker, Hannah, Boyd, Emily, Cornforth, Rosalind, Mitchell, Daniel and Allen, Myles (2014) Characterising loss and damage from climate change. Nature Climate Change, 4 (11). pp. 938-939. ISSN 1758-678X doi:

    Brown, Sarah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Boyd, Emily, Standley, Sarah, Allen, Mary, Clement, Kalonga, Gonzalo, Alcade, Erwin, Garzona, Michelle, Slaney, Haseeb, Irfanullah and Maliha, Shahjajan, Brown, Sarah, ed. (2014) Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) scoping study: Annex 3 - Early warning system and risk assessment case studies. Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme. Technical Report. Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) pp53. doi:

    Duncan, Melanie, Crowley, Kate, Cornforth, Rosalind, Edwards, Stephen, Ewbank, Richard, Karbassi, Parisa, McLaren, Charlie, Penya, Jose Louis, Obrecht, Alice, Seargent, Susanne and Visman, Emma, (2014) Integrating science into humanitarian and development planning and practice to enhance community resilience. Report. UK Collaborative on Development Sciences, London, UK. pp49.


    Cornforth, Rosalind (2013) Weathering drought in Africa. Appropriate Technology, 40 (2). pp. 26-28. ISSN 1751-6900

    Boyd, E. and Cornforth, R. J. (2013) Building climate resilience: lessons of early warning in Africa. In: Moser, S. C. and Boykoff, M. T. (eds.) Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World. Routledge, pp. 201-219. ISBN 9780415524995

    Boyd, E., Cornforth, R. J., Lamb, P. J., Tarhule, Aondover, Lélé, M. Issa and Brouder, Alan (2013) Building resilience in the face of recurring environmental crisis in African Sahel. Nature Climate Change, 3 (7). pp. 631-637. ISSN 1758-678X doi:

    Cornforth, Rosalind, Boyd, Emily and Lamb, Peter (2013) Case Study 5: Watching the rains to build resilience in the African Sahel. In: Southgate, Rosemary and Murray, Virginia (eds.) Using Science for Disaster Risk Reduction Report of the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, pp. 22-23.

    Cornforth, Rosalind J. (2013) West African monsoon 2012. Weather, 68 (10). pp. 256-263. ISSN 1477-8696 doi:


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