Luke studied Geophysics for his undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds, which included a year abroad studying at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His final year project concentrated upon variability of the Geomagnetic field. Following this he completed a PhD at University of Leeds where he conducted research in to sea-level change in the circum-Caribbean region. Over the last two years he has conducted research into future sea-level change over the 21st century at the National Oceanography Centre for the RISES-AM- European consortium project.
Luke will be working on the climate econometrics project for INET Oxford's Economic Modelling Programme.