Personal profile


Roland is Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar in the Critical Decade for Climate Change programme at University of East Anglia (UEA) / Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. His research focuses on the understanding this impact of climate change on patterns of migration and population displacement.

Roland has two decades of experience working in the arts and cultural sector, most notably as Founder and co-Artistic Director of Theatre Deli, a leading arts charity that pioneered new approaches to embedding support for arts and culture – particularly emerging artists and theatre-makers – in commercial business. Roland was also a writer, theatre director, script editor, and cultural festival curator, and was Visiting Lecturer at the National Centre for Circus Arts and Rose Bruford College of Theatre Performance.

Areas of Expertise


Leading, inspiring, and motivating teams; directing and managing projects at a range of scales; initiating, developing and maintaining partnerships; strategic planning.



Data analysis and critical thinking; modelling, programming and visualisation (R, NVivo, python); data collection; literature reviews; fully PC literate; excel worksheet functions and VBA coding; xero financial software; managing in-house database systems.



Highly skilled and effective communicator, with natural talent for live speaking; stakeholder engagement – consultation and workshop design; report writing for specialist and non-specialist audiences; significant experience in writing press releases, marketing, and web copy; advocating and influencing; handling the media and acting as a spokesman.

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of Sussex

1 Oct 20191 Sep 2020

Award Date: 1 Sep 2000

Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol

1 Sep 19971 Sep 2000

Award Date: 1 Sep 2000

External positions

Consultant: Human mobility due to slow-onset environmental change IGAD region, Horn of Africa , GFA Consulting Group

1 Sep 202131 Jan 2023

ADB/FDR: Pacific Island climate change data and projections review , Fraser Risk Consulting

1 Oct 202031 Dec 2020


  • Climate Change / Climate Science
  • Migration Studies