Professor Joy Jacqueline Pereira is a Principal Research Fellow at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. She is a professional geologist registered with the Board of Geologists Malaysia, Past President of the Geological Society of Malaysia and Fellow of the Institute of Geology Malaysia. She was active in the Commission on Geoscience for Environmental Management of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS-GEM) for about a decade, and retired after serving as Chair from 2004 to 2008. Since 2009, she has been involved in the preparation of major IPCC Reports and served as Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 2 on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability in its Sixth Assessment Cycle. She is also a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Advisory Group (AP-STAG), and leads the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST). Professor Pereira has graduated about 40 doctoral and masters candidates through research supervision, and published over two hundred peer reviewed articles.