Edward Paice has been Director of Africa Research Institute since 2011. He is a regular media commentator and is the author of several Africa-focused works including Youthquake - Why African Demography Matters; Tip & Run, an acclaimed account of the First World War in East Africa; and Lost Lion of Empire: The Life of ‘Cape-to-Cairo’ Grogan, nominated by The Week as ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2001. In Wrath of God: The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, he recounted one of Europe's greatest natural disasters.
Edward was a History Scholar at Cambridge University and winner of the Leman Prize. After working for several years as an investment analyst in the City, he moved to Africa to write travel and natural history guides in Kenya and newly independent Eritrea. After returning to the UK he was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2003–4. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.