Rachel is a climate scientist, interested in change in African climate systems, and how climate science can provide more useful information for decision-makers. As part of IMPALA she is focusing on evaluating models over southern Africa. In UMFULA, she is investigating processes of change in future climate projections. She is a Research Fellow in Climate Modelling for Climate Services at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. In 2017 she will be based at University of Cape Town.