Dr. Nicola Ranger is a Senior Consultant in the Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance team of FCI and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining to World Bank in 2019, Nicola was Lead Advisor on Disaster Risk Finance for the UK Department for International Development and worked for six years on projects related to building resilience to climate, disasters, and other crises across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Nicola has worked for more than 15 years in catastrophe risk management and policy across the public and private sectors. She has previously held posts as Head of Adaptation and Development at the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, and as a Scientific Advisor at HM Treasury and the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.
Nicola has authored more than 30 academic papers and contributed to reports including the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, the UK National Climate Change Risk Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Nicola has a background in Catastrophe Risk Modeling, from Risk Management Solutions Ltd., and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College London.