The Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change network (ARCC) is staffed and managed by UKCIP, and hosted by the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. The network supports the creation of robust built environment and infrastructure sectors within the UK, to deliver benefits to society, the economy and the environment.
Funded by EPSRC, we focus on three core objectives:
- building community cohesion to develop in-depth understanding and synergies across the network
- provision and integration of knowledge to help ensure policy and practice have the best available evidence
- enhanced accessibility and uptake of research outputs to meet the needs of a diverse stakeholder community in a timely manner.
To find out more about the research projects we work with, see the Projects pages.
To email UKCIP staff, use firstname.lastname @ ukcip.org.uk, or email us directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roger Street, Project manager
Roger joined UKCIP in 2006 following 30 years with the Canadian government working on climate, impacts and adaptation issues. At UKCIP, he leads the technical and scientific work, providing guidance to support impacts, vulnerability, risk and adaptation assessments. Roger is PI for ARCC work with particular responsibility for the strategic development of the programme and links with the wider researcher and stakeholder communities.
Vicky Hayman, Knowledge exchange and coordination officer
Vicky joined UKCIP in 2009 to help manage and coordinate the ARCC network. Working closely with researchers and stakeholders, her work enhances the effectiveness of the coordination and knowledge exchange activities across the programme.
Phil Sivell, Adaptation science officer, infrastructure
Phil has 30 years experience working in environmental management and sustainability. He led the early adaptation activity in the south east of England, initiating joint working between regional groups across the UK. Phil led the climate change group at consultants TRL for three years, developing evidence-based solutions to the challenges presented by climate change. He has worked with both public and private sector clients on adaptation and mitigation projects, with a focus on the transport sector.
Briony Turner, Knowledge exchange manager
Briony joined UKCIP in 2015 as the Knowledge Exchange Manager for ARCC. Her role is to facilitate translation of research into built environment policy and practice, and spot knowledge gaps and opportunities for the ever expanding network of researchers and stakeholders to work together to address. Prior to joining the team, Briony spent three years researching the scaling-up of climate change adaptation of England’s existing social housing stock. Before embarking on her PhD, she spent five years working as an affordable housing and regeneration specialist, with extensive experience of affordable housing, energy and building regulation policy, and sustainable brownfield redevelopment.
Tanya Wilkins, Science communicator
Tanya joined the ARCC network in February 2016, relocating from Australia with a background in communication and marketing of government programmes. Her new role is to synthesise, translate and communicate critical research outputs for use by decision-making communities through a range of resources. She also coordinates engagement and knowledge transfer activities to further the communication of research evidence and knowledge to specific audiences.
Stephanie Ferguson, Designer & editor
Stephanie is responsible for the visual aspects of ARCC, from the website to publications and newsletters, as well as developing a social media identity. Her role includes editing text into web-friendly language and squeezing headlines into 140 characters. She has been with UKCIP since 2002.