Dr. Kieran R. Hickey is a Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Geography and Archaeology in the National University of Ireland Galway, Republic of Ireland. He earned his B.A. in Geography and Economics in 1986 and his M.A. in Geography in 1990 from University College Cork, Republic of Ireland and his D.Phil from Coventry University, England in 1997. His research is in storms and hurricanes, climate change, historical climatology and climate disasters. He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorology Society and the Royal Geographical Society and is currently hurricane editor for the International Journal of Meteorology. He has published extensively in many academic journals, edited volumes and written three books.