My research interests cover climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation within environmental and social systems. I have over 20 years’ experience working on a variety of domestic (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, MRC-NERC, The Leverhulme Trust, and County Councils) and internationally-funded projects (European Union) in the Climatic Research Unit (University of East Anglia, UK).

My research has focussed on integrated assessments of climate impacts and vulnerability that consider variability and change in climate alongside the dynamics of other environmental and social systems. Most recently this has involved an indicator-based assessment of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptive response in the Mediterranean using a series of case-studies to represent urban, rural and coastal environments within the EU CIRCE project. Implications of climate variability and change for human health have been another focus of my research. In the EU ATOPICA project this has involved an assessment of allergy disease vulnerability in response to environmental change (in climate and pollen exposure). Key to this research approach has been the integration of impacts and vulnerabilities through multidisciplinary tools, knowledge networks and stakeholder participation.

Selected publications

  • Lake, I., Jones, N., Agnew, M., Goodess, C., Giorgi, F., Hamaoui-Laguel, L., Semenov, M., Solomin, F., Storkey, J., Vautard, R., Epstein, M. 2016.  Climate Change and Future Pollen Allergy in Europe. Environmental Health Perspectives.
  • Agnew MD, Goodess CM, Hemming D, Giannalopoulos C et al. 2013. Stakeholders. In, Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean, Volume 3: Case Studies. Advances in Global Change Research 52. Navarra A, Tubiana L (eds.). Springer Netherlands, pp 23-37.
  • Agnew MD, Goodess CM, Hemming D, Giannalopoulos C et al. 2013. Physical and Socio-economic Indicators. In, Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean, Volume 3: Case Studies. Advances in Global Change Research 52. Navarra A, Tubiana L (eds.). Springer Netherlands, pp 39-60.
  • Goodess CM, Agnew MD, Giannalopoulos C, Hemming D, et al. 2013. Integration of the Climate Impact Assessments with Future Projections. In, Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean, Volume 3: Case Studies. Advances in Global Change Research 52. Navarra A, Tubiana L (eds.). Springer Netherlands, pp 105-162.
  • Goodess CM, Agnew MD, Giannalopoulos C, Hemming D, et al. 2013. Synthesis and the Assessment of Adaptation Measures. In, Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean, Volume 3: Case Studies. Advances in Global Change Research 52. Navarra A, Tubiana L (eds.). Springer Netherlands, pp 163-201.
  • Agnew M, Goodess C, Jones P and Osborn T, 2009. The science of climate change - implications for risk management. Chapter 3 in Coping with climate change: risk and opportunities for insurers (ed. Dlugolecki A et al.), Chartered Insurance Institute (www.cii.co.uk), London, UK.
  • Nichols G, Lake IR, Chalmers RM, Bentham G, Harrison FCD, Hunter PR, Kovats S, Grundy C, Anthony S, Lyons H, Agnew M and Proctor C. 2009. Intervention in waterborne disease, Chapter 18. In, Ortega-Pierres et al (eds) Giardia and Cryptosporidium: From Molecules to Disease. CAB International, pp 227-237.
  • Fletcher AE, Bentham CG, Agnew M, Young IS ,Augood C, Chakravarthy U, de Jong PTVM , Rahu M, Seland J, Soubrane G, Tomazzoli L, Topouzis F, Vingerling JR, Vioque J. 2008. Sunlight exposure, antioxidants and age related macular degeneration. Archives Opthalmology, 126(10):1396-403