I am Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the Institute for Environmental Futures at the University of Leicester. I chair the Programme Coordination Team of the UKRI Landscape Decisions Programme which has 60 constituent funded projects. In the National Centre for Earth Observation I have led the Official Development Assistance Programme. I hold the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2011) the Royal Geographical Society’s Cuthbert Peek Award ‘for advancing geographical knowledge of human impact through earth observation’ (2015) and the Copernicus Masters Award (Sustainable Living Challenge 2017) for my work on deforestation monitoring. I am a member of the LULUCF (Land Use / Land Use Change and Forestry) Scientific Steering Committee for the UK National Greenhouse Gas Account.