Professor David Frame

Portrait of Professor David Frame


Professor Dave Frame was Director of the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (NZCCRI) at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. He has a background in physics, philosophy and policy.

Prior to joining the NZCCRI, Dave spent the bulk of his career at the University of Oxford, working in the Departments of Physics and Geography, and later at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

He also has policy experience, having worked at the New Zealand Treasury and having served on secondment at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Professor Frame has been a Lead Author on the Fifth and Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His research has often been published in the world's leading scientific research journals, as well as in specialist climate literature.