Tom Wood

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Research Associate in Policy Evidence for Extreme Climate Change Adaption

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Tom Wood
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Tom’s research aims to develop and communicate a systemic policy approach for extreme climate change adaptation. He is developing evidence regarding how extreme climate change scenarios drive changes in peri-urban and urban infrastructure and food systems, given the growing need for resources and the decreasing availability of planetary resource stocks and flows, by mapping the key issues across interdisciplinary fields and synthesising evidence to support policy development.

Before joining the University of Sheffield, Tom completed a PhD in climate dynamics, investigating the large-scale atmospheric circulation response to climate change drivers.

Research interests
  • Extreme climate change (ECC)
  • Physical climate change
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Urban infrastructure
  • Food supply systems
  • Land use change
  • Climate risk management

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Research group

Resources, Infrastructure Systems and built Environments