School of Earth and Environment

Sam Grainger Sam Grainger

Research Fellow

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Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute


Sam Grainger is a Research Fellow working with Suraje Dessai and Andrea Taylor on a project that aims to address challenges related to the treatment and communication of climate uncertainty in a Chinese decision making context. He works with programme partners in the Met Office and Chinese Meteorological Administration to better understand and address the uncertainty needs of Chinese users, and produce evidence based recommendations to information providers. This builds on his doctoral research which focused on developing the scientific basis for the use of tailored visualisations to support multi-actor water governance in Peru.

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PhD Water governance and communication, 2014-ongoing, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Imperial College London

MSc Water Security and International Development, 2011-2012, School of International Development. University of East Anglia.

Research Interests

Knowledge co-production, framing, science-policy interface, user-centred visualisation design