Professor James D. Ford is a Priestley Chair in Climate Adaptation at the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, UK. His research investigates the factors that determine how climate change affects the health, livelihoods, and well-being of Arctic communities, examining opportunities for adaptation. A dual UK-Canadian citizen, most of his research has been in Arctic Canada and Greenland, and he recently started working in Yakutia examining changing wildfire occurrence and community resilience. The author of >200 articles, Professor Ford was a lead author on the IPCC special report on the impacts of 1.5C of global warming, the Arctic Councils Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic assessment, and Canada's national climate assessment. He has been editor-in-chief at the journal Regional Environmental Change since 2015.