Your browser is no longer supported. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Meet our Climate Ambassadors

Glaciologist takes samples of meltwater from antarctic ice cores in order to date them by means of ion chromatography.

Looking for new and diverse voices from the scientific community with strong public engagement skills? Our Ambassadors programme works with UK scientists to provide training on effective public engagement, and supports new and diverse voices from across the climate research community.

Journalists and event organisers, meet our Climate Ambassadors below. They are categorised by area of expertise, with contact details provided, and would be happy to discuss participating in interviews and events.

Interested in becoming an Ambassador? Please complete our expression of interest form.

Climate modelling


Name Shammi Akhter

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area My research involves understanding the environmental factors influencing the formation and intensification of Tropical Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and how might this change in the future under changing climate. My research aims to understand how to improve forecasting of tropical cyclones to set up better warning systems. Link to bio

s.akhter@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Name Lauren Burten

Affiliation University of Leeds

Specialist area My research looks at past warm periods in Earth’s history. I focus on the Pliocene, a time 3 million years ago when temperatures were warmer, sea levels were higher and ice sheets were smaller. Palaeoclimate scientists like me study the Pliocene because its climate is similar to projections of the warmer world of our future – the Pliocene takes us ‘Back to the Future’! Link to bio

eeleb@leeds.ac.uk

Name Max Coleman

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area I research the effects of greenhouse gases and aerosols on Earth’s climate using computational models. I am particularly interested in human-emitted sulphate and black carbon aerosols and methane, and how they interact with different parts of the atmosphere. Link to bio

m.r.coleman@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Name Dr Ella Gilbert

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area I work on Antarctic climate change, cloud microphysics and the non-carbon dioxide impacts of aviation. Link to bio

ellagilbert.eg@gmail.com , @Dr_Gilbz

Name Dan Green

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area My interests lie in African climate systems and extreme weather in the past, present and future. My PhD focuses on the ability of models to represent tropical cyclones in the Mozambique channel, how tropical cyclones in the region could change in the future and what are the likely impacts of projected changes. Link to bio

dan.green@bristol.ac.uk

Name Hazel Jeffery 

Affiliation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)

Specialist area I work in the area of Earth System Modelling (climate modelling), where I lead on engagement with policymakers and the public for two UK climate research projects (UKESM & ACSIS) and a European Union Research project (ESM2025). Link to bio

hazel.jeffery@metoffice.gov.uk

Name Dr Liz Lewis

Affiliation Newcastle University

Specialist area My work focuses on modelling the impact of climate change in terms of rainfall, floods and droughts. Link to bio

elizabeth.lewis2@ncl.ac.uk , @lizlewis_water

Name Elena Saggioro

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area I am a physicist by training and climate nerd at heart. With my research work I support policy makers to plan for adaptation to the local impacts of climate change. I develop quantitative climate risk assessments at the regional scale to be used for this purpose. I also love exploring ways in which we can all reduce our carbon emissions, including sustainable diet and travel choices. Link to bio

elena.saggioro@reading.ac.uk

Energy


Name AbdulRafiu Abbas

Affiliation University of Sussex

Specialist area I’m a low carbon development specialist with experience in Climate Change and Energy financing in Africa, public research funding in energy, climate change and industrial decarbonisation. Link to bio

a.abbas@sussex.ac.uk , @AbbasRafiu

Name Danielle Bird

Affiliation University of Northampton

Specialist area My professional area is in energy and energy management. This involves understanding energy efficiency of buildings and how to improve it, but primarily identifying how to reduce usage and associated carbon emissions. The energy crisis has provided a greater insight into understanding the global energy market and the impacts of geopolitical events. Link to bio

danielle.bird@northampton.ac.uk , @DaniENVbird

Name Rachel Bray

Affiliation University of Strathclyde

Specialist area I work on energy policy, regulation, markets, renewables and carbon reduction. Link to bio

rachel.bray@strath.ac.uk , @Rachel_EPG

Name Tinashe Chinembiri

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area My area of specialization is clean energy policy and regulatory framework formulation in close association with stakeholder engagement. I am also involved in climate mitigation finance, renewable energy certification and product development within and around low carbon hydrogen. Link to bio

tinashe.chinembiri@evident.global 

Name Sheridan Few

Affiliation University of Leeds

Specialist area I am an energy researcher. I am working to understand how computer models can help transform how we produce and use energy. I’m particularly interested in how different groups understand the energy system, and how to make decisions in an uncertain world. Link to bio

S.Few@leeds.ac.uk

Name Dr Justin Hinshelwood

Affiliation University of Exeter

Specialist area I am a senior lecturer in the renewable energy team at the University of Exeter. I have a background in bio. Link to bio

j.hinshelwood@exeter.ac.uk

Name Dr Chris Hutson

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area I work on radiation detectors and nuclear robotics, mostly to support decommissioning of nuclear power plants. Link to bio

chris.hutson@bristol.ac.uk

Name Jingyi Li 

Affiliation University of Manchester

Specialist area I am interested in applying life cycle sustainability assessment and circular economy principles to assess geothermal power generation technologies. I integrate circular economy principles into geothermal power production systems to improve their overall performance sustainably. Link to bio

jingyi.li@manchester.ac.uk

Name Dr Ian Mabbett

Affiliation Swansea University

Specialist area I work on energy-generating buildings with a focus on Global South. It’s transdisciplinary so whilst I work on technology and systems approaches to things like energy and sanitation, we involve local communities. Link to bio

i.mabbett@swansea.ac.uk

Name Dr Agota Mockute

Affiliation University of Hull

Specialist area My expertise lies in offshore wind and the environment. I focus on modelling the ocean and how it interacts with wind turbines to ensure we design and maintain them most efficiently. I also engage key stakeholders in offshore wind and natural environment to map out the research gaps for evidence-based decisions on offshore wind expansion. Link to bio

a.mockute@hull.ac.uk , @A_Mockute

Name Sreeram Valsalakumar

Affiliation University of Exeter

Specialist area My research interests include solar power and energy modelling. Currently, I’m working on manufacturing techniques of solar cells and how to enhance efficiency. Link to bio

sv353@exeter.ac.uk

Name Claire Young

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area My research focuses on measuring and reducing the carbon emissions associated with computing services, including the embodied emissions in the hardware used to deliver those services. Link to bio

claire.young@bristol.ac.uk

Oceans


Name Ruby Barrett

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area Marine plankton contribute significantly to ocean carbon storage. However, they are widely expected to be vulnerable to anthropogenic climate change. To better understand this, I use a data-modelling approach to investigate how plankton (and the amount of carbon they store) responded to past climate change. Link to bio

ruby.barrett@bristol.ac.uk

Name Amy Cartwright

Affiliation University of Plymouth

Specialist area I work on an Interreg FCE funded project called FISH INTEL which follows the movements of marine animals across the English/French channel using acoustic tags and tracking devices. Link to bio

amy.cartwright@plymouth.ac.uk , @amyycartwright

Name Caroline Clason

Affiliation University of Durham

Specialist area I am a glaciologist with a specific focus the hydrology of glaciers and ice sheets. My primary research interests are: 1) the pathways and transit times of glacial meltwater, and their relationship to the dynamics and stability of glaciers and ice sheets; and 2) the impact of retreating glaciers on downstream water quality and availability. Link to bio

caroline.clason@durham.ac.uk

Name Dr Jacqui Eales

Affiliation University of Exeter

Specialist area My research looks at interactions between marine and coastal resource management and the health and well-being of coastal communities, and their resilience. My study areas are centred on South East Asia and the UK. Alongside my academic research, I am an Environmental Educator for the NGO Earthwatch Link to bio 

j.f.eales@exeter.ac.uk , @jacqui_eales

Name Dr Helen Findlay

Affiliation Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Specialist area I am a biological oceanographer – I use a combination of experimental, observational and modelling tools to investigate the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystem functioning. Link to bio

hefi@pml.ac.uk , @HelSFindlay

Name Ella Grantham

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area I am a Zoology graduate from the University of Exeter. I am currently doing a Masters by Research in Global Environmental Challenges at the University of Bristol researching the impacts of destructive fishery practices in the North Sea. My passion lies in communication of environmental issues, with a particular interest in marine conservation. Link to bio

jb22904@bristol.ac.uk

Name Lily Greig

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area I am a polar oceanography PhD candidate at the University of Reading. My research focuses on small scale currents in the ocean and their potential to impact the sea ice edge and modulate air-sea heat exchange. Link to bio

l.greig@pgr.reading.ac.uk , @LilyGreig

Name Dr Caroline Holmes 

Affiliation British Antarctic Survey

Specialist area I’m a polar climate scientist. My current area of research is Antarctic sea ice in the present and future. I’m also interested in mid latitude atmospheric dynamics, sea ice – atmosphere interactions, and climate impacts in mid to high latitudes. Link to bio

calmes@bas.ac.uk , @CHolmesClimate

Name Dr Anne-Sophie Bonnet-Lebrun

Affiliation British Antarctic Survey

Specialist area I study seabird ecology, analysis of tracking data and how such data can inform us on many aspects of animal behaviour and ecological processes. I also use tracking data to understand the foraging behaviour of Guillemots. Link to bio

annbon@bas.ac.uk

 

Name Dr Fanny Monteiro

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area I’m a senior lecturer in marine sciences with an interest in marine plankton ecology, biogeochemistry and how they interact with the Earth’s climate. Link to bio

f.monteiro@bristol.ac.uk , @OceanFMonteiro

Name Dr Christina Roggatz

Affiliation University of Hull

Specialist area I’m a marine chemical ecologist focusing on how climate change impacts the chemical signals used by marine organisms to communicate. My work ranges from bacterial biofilm signals to the pufferfish toxin. Link to bio

c.roggatz@hull.ac.uk@CCRoggatz

 

Name Dr Mahasweta Saha

Affiliation Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Specialist area I am a senior scientist and a chemical ecologist at PML with a passion for investigating the ‘language of life’ in our oceans. Over the years I have developed expertise in investigating chemically mediated communication between seaweed and microbes under present and future oceans i.e. climate change stressors. Link to bio

msa@pml.ac.uk , @sahamahasweta

Land


Name Abdalla Eisa Tagaldeen Adam

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area My specialist area includes rural development, adaptation to climate change in rain-fed agriculture, and weed management. Link to bio

a.adam@student.reading.ac.uk

Name Dr Elena Cantarello

Affiliation Bournemouth University

Specialist area My research explores vegetation dynamics and changes in ecosystem services in response to human impacts. My particular interest is contributing to solutions to environmental problems and providing tools that inform environmental practice and policy. Link to bio

ecantarello@bournemouth.ac.uk , @mscgreeneconomy

Name Dr Alistair Ford

Affiliation Newcastle University

Specialist area I build computer models of land-use and transport to explore how climate change will coincide with socio-economic change in our cities, and how we can plan for it. I examine the impacts of urbanisation alongside changes to extreme weather events on climate risk and resilience. Link to bio

a.c.ford@ncl.ac.uk , @AlistairCFord

Name Elaine Halliday

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area I am an environmental scientist focusing on water management and ecological restoration of peatlands. I use a combination of experimental, monitoring, and modelling work to determine the effect of ecological management and groundwater abstraction on UK peatlands. Link to bio

e.halliday@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Name Katharina Huntenburg

Affiliation Lancaster University

Specialist area I am interested in various topics of plant physiology, but my favourite topic is plant hormones. My PhD (currently) is on drought stress responses of potato plants and I will start working in applied research (potatoes) from August. Link to bio

Katharina_huntenburg@hotmail.com , @Huntenburg_Kat

Name Dr Simon Hutchinson

Affiliation University of Salford

Specialist area I teach environmental science at UG level, including earth surface processes and environmental change. I also do research into past climate change and human impact i.e., palaeoenvironmental science including peat, flood plains and lake sediments. Link to bio 

s.m.hutchinson@salford.ac.uk

Name Arleen Lezcano Munoz

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area I possess theoretical and practical experience in agriculture, water and land management and adaptation to climate change. After four years working closely with farmers through consultancy, NGO´s, public sector and international cooperation, promoting and implementing sustainable agricultural practices and adaptation to climate change projects, I returned to academia to address the questions that the fieldwork arose through a Master by research in Global Environmental Challenges from the Cabot Institute of the University of Bristol. Link to bio

qn22485@bristol.ac.uk

Name Dr Jess Neumann

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area I’m a landscape ecologist originally (working on biodiversity and landscape and climate change) and I then worked as a postdoc on seasonal flood forecasting for the River Thames basin. I now do a mixture of flooding and landscape/ natural flood management research and teaching. Link to bio 

j.l.neumann@reading.ac.uk , @Jess_n1

Name Dr Ginnie Panizzo

Affiliation University of Nottingham

Specialist area Ginnie Panizzo’s research focuses on reconstructing past environments to better understand when and how humans have impacted earth systems. Her particular interest in water quality, pollution and how we can mitigate against the exploitation of landscapes at a time when we need increasing resilience and adaptation due to climate change. Link to bio

virginia.panizzo@nottingham.ac.uk

Name Dr Ruben Sakrabani

Affiliation Cranfield University

Specialist area My work explores alternative sources of fertilisers (such as compost, digestate or carbon-capture based technology into organic waste) to promote sustainable agriculture. As a chemist, my expertise also lies in the fate and transport of heavy metals and micropollutants in soils. Link to bio

r.sakrabani@cranfield.ac.uk , @RSakrabani

Name Dr Deepa Senapathi

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area My research focuses on the impacts of environmental change on biodiversity and ecosystem services. I work with practitioners spanning the UK farming community to small holder farmers in India, beekeepers, conservation practitioners in various contexts as well as farm advisors. Link to bio

g.d.senapathi@reading.ac.uk , @deepa_sena

Name Niamh Smith

Affiliation Glasgow Caledonian

Specialist area My PhD research is exploring the health impacts of urban blue spaces, and the co-benefits of urban natural environments for society and our environment. Link to bio

niamh.smith@gcu.ac.uk , @N_iamhSmith

Name Dr Nasser Tuqan

Affiliation Newcastle University

Specialist area I’m interested in the impact of climate change on water resources. My research activities are focused on investigating the costs associated with water security solutions. Link to bio

nasser.tuqan@newcastle.ac.uk

Name Jessica Underwood

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Reading looking into the role of simple spectral technology in helping farmers make decisions which improves their soil health and encourages positive environmental outcomes while maintaining productivity. I am interested to see if these devices, which provide cheap and rapid assessment in the field of soil properties such as soil carbon, can be used as indicator devices. That is whether farmers can use them to track soil properties, such as increasing soil carbon, as they put new sustainable land management in place. I am a specialist in soil science, simple spectroscopy, sustainable farming practices, the carbon cycle and climate change. Link to bio

j.c.j.underwood@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Name Abi Whitefield

Affiliation University of St Andrews

Specialist area My research largely focuses on human perceptions of wildlife/wildlife management. I’m currently focussing on urban deer in Scotland. I’m also happy to talk about anything human/ climate related, especially the power of individual changes, education and action. Link to bio

 aw241@st-andrews.ac.uk , @Abi_Whitefield

Name Toryn Whitehead

Affiliation Kings College London

Specialist area My research focuses on the nexus between shifting baseline syndrome, rewilding and climate change adaptation, working with stakeholders across the UK farming community to co-develop adaptation interventions using local environmental knowledge. Beyond academia, I have worked as a climate educator, delivering talks and workshops to over 2000 students. Link to bio

toryn.whitehead@kcl.ac.uk , @toryn_whitehead

Food


Name Luis De Aguiar

Affiliation Harper Adams University

Specialist area I am a Senior Lecturer at Harper Adams University, lecturing on topics such as food security, sustainability and urban farming. I’m also part of a research group called UK Urban Agriculture Technology. Link to bio

ldeaguiar@harper-adams.ac.uk

Name Bongani Ntombela

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area My areas of interest include the impact of climate change on food systems and subsequently on food security. Particularly have more interest in the vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity of poorly resourced farmers , smallholder farmers towards climate change. It is mainly because many communities rely on smallholder farmers for food security and livelihoods. Some of them are just one crop failure away from sinking into hunger and poverty. Therefore, climate change is one of the major threats towards their livelihoods. Link to bio

b.n.ntombela@student.reading.ac.uk

Name Ibikunle Olaleru

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area I’m interested in the impact of climate change on livestock activities. My research focuses on investigating and improving the whole agricultural farming system through the systemic integration of crops and animals. Over the years I have looked into sustainable incorporation of agricultural waste and by-products into livestock diets for optimum income and preservation of the environment. Link to bio

i.f.olaleru@student.reading.ac.uk

Name Sonia Pighini

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area I have a background in Sustainability Science and currently I am working on sustainable food systems. My research tackles issues of food inequality, food security, and other systemic issues that prevent a sustainable food system transition in Bristol. Link to bio

sonia.pighini@bristol.ac.uk

Name Heike Rolker

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area I am a PhD student at the University of Bristol and Rothamsted Research – my research focusses on sustainable food systems, resource management and food waste reduction. My interest lies in improving health and nutrition outcomes, while lowering the environmental impact of food system activities. Link to bio

heike.rolker@bristol.ac.uk , @HeikeRolker

Air


Name Dr Floor van den Heuvel

Affiliation British Antarctic Survey

Specialist area My research interests are aerosols and cloud microphysics, I work on a project aiming to improve the representation of mixed phase clouds over the Southern Ocean in climate models. Link to bio

flovan@bas.ac.uk , @DrFEMvdHeuvel

Name Rayne Holland

Affiliation University of Bristol

Specialist area My research largely focusses on air pollution and emission of dangerous chemicals. Air pollution and climate change are inherently interconnected as relevant compounds are often co-emitted. I am a passionate environmentalist and sustainability communicator! Link to bio

rh15078@bristol.ac.uk

Name Prof Paul Palmer

Affiliation University of Edinburgh

Specialist area I’m a professor of earth observation at the University of Edinburgh and my research areas include the carbon cycle, estimating carbon dioxide and methane fluxes, air pollution, models and satellite data. Link to bio

paul.palmer@ed.ac.uk , @paulipalmer

Name Dr Erika Warnatzsch

Affiliation University of Edinburgh

Specialist area I am a climate change researcher, digital education designer and teacher at the University of Edinburgh. I teach postgraduate Carbon Management students and also develop Climate Solution MOOCs for an international audience. Outside of academia I have a background in carbon accounting and I have had the privilege to work with businesses, policy makers, communities and individuals from around the world on climate solutions. Link to bio

erika.warnatzsch [at] ed.ac.uk , @EWarnatzsch

Finance


Name Felicia Jackson

Affiliation SOAS University of London

Specialist area My main focus is on sustainable and climate finance and the evolution of the financial markets, energy and climate policy, and systems change. I also work with a range of organisations on changing thinking about action on climate change. Link to bio

fj3@soas.ac.uk , @decarbonizer

Name Dr Susana Campos Martins

Affiliation Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Specialist area I work on climate econometrics, which are methods to augment climate-economic research — and Financial Econometrics. Link to bio

susana.martins@nuffield.ox.ac.uk , @SusanaM0228679

Sustainable solutions


Name Rachel Harrington-Abrams 

Affiliation King’s College London

Specialist area I am a PhD student studying multilateral governance, adaptation, decision-making and climate-related resettlement. Link to bio

rachel.harrington-abrams@kcl.ac.uk , @RachelRoseH_A

Name Dr Becky Glennon-Alty

Affiliation  University of Liverpool

Specialist area I’m a public engagement & science communications officer, with experience working in higher education and a background in ecology and conservation. Link to bio

R.J.Glennon-Alty@liverpool.ac.uk

Name Yaryna Basystyuk

Affiliation University of Southampton

Specialist area I’ve previously worked on knowledge exchange between Higher education and the private sector, and with the US government and the United Nations. Now I’m using that experience as policy engagement manager, overseeing placements with national and local government and managing a science-policy fellowship scheme. Link to bio

y.basystyuk@soton.ac.uk

Name Dr Simon Boxley

Affiliation University of Winchester

Specialist area My areas of expertise are the philosophy of education, particularly Marxist, ecosocialist and ecosophical perspectives, education policy and practice, particularly relating to climate change, and the study of ‘race’ and ethnicity, particularly in the United Kingdom. Link to bio

simon.boxley@winchester.ac.uk

Name John Campbell

Affiliation Lancaster University

Specialist area I am a PhD student at Lancaster University, with an interest in political ecology, climate change politics, critical theory, public policy, postcolonialism and critical security studies. Link to bio

j.campbell2@lancaster.ac.uk

Name Dr Aurelie Charles

Affiliation University of Bath

Specialist area My research interests relate to understanding and measuring herd-behaviour and social norms, their impact on individual decision-making, well-being and resource entitlements. My current research projects centre on sustainable earnings, group inequality mapping, and cross-disciplinary approaches to climate justice. Link to bio

a.charles@bath.ac.uk , @aurelch888

Name Prof Lena Dominelli

Affiliation University of Stirling

Specialist area I am a professor of social work and my particular interests are climate change and extreme weather events including drought, floods, cold snaps, wildfires, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions; disaster interventions; vulnerability and resilience; health pandemics; community engagement; co-production and participatory action research. Link to bio

lena.dominelli@stir.ac.uk , @LenaDominelli

 

Name Dr Ria Dunkley

Affiliation University of Glasgow

Specialist area I am an Associate Director of the Centre for Sustainable Solutions at the University of Glasgow. My work specialises in ecopedagogy as a route to enabling both an understanding of the climate crisis and empowering individuals, communities and organisations to initiate sustainable solutions through research, education and partnership.  Link to bio

ria.dunkley@glasgow.ac.uk , @RiaDunkley

Name Thomas Empson

Affiliation London Southbank University

Specialist area I am LSBU’s Sustainability Project Manager. I am in the write-up phase of a PhD entitled Creative Engineering for a Sustainable Future. I train staff in the Sustainable Development Goals and lecture in sustainable development. Link to bio

empsont@lsbu.ac.uk , @TomEmpson

Name Dr Megan Evans 

Affiliation University of Leicester

Specialist area I’m a medical doctor specialising in public health, with an interest in the impact of climate change on health. Link to bio

megan22evans@gmail.com

Name Lucy Gilbert 

Affiliation Open University (OU)

Specialist area I am a student studying environmental science as well as sustainability communications manager at the OU. I am extremely interested in building public engagement skills (particularly in relation to sustainability). Link to bio

lucy.gilbert@open.ac.uk , @Louc3y

Name Juliet de Little

Affiliation University of Sheffield

Specialist area Drawing on engineering and campaigning experience, my research is centred around what climate justice might look like for climate adaptation in the UK. My PhD thesis specifically investigates and experiences of people affected by flooding against theoretical conceptions of climate justice in order to identify how Flood Risk Management could work to be more just. I have also undertaken research relating to sustainability strategies and academic flying, and the extent to which decolonising academica could even be possible. Link to bio

julietdelittle@gmail.com

Name Katrina MacNeill

Affiliation UK Met Office

Specialist area I’m a climate science communicator at the Met Office, so not a traditional research scientist. I talk to policymakers, the public and business stakeholders as part of my job. Link to bio

katrina.macneill@metoffice.gov.uk

Name Dr Ana Payo-Payo

Affiliation University of Aberdeen

Specialist area I work at the interface of animal ecology, modeling and social sciences. I study population dynamics and the impact of climate change, species management and conservation. Link to bio

ana.payo-payo@abdn.ac.uk , @anapayopayo

Name Shahrina Rahman

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area My research is focusing on marginalised physically disabled people who are affected by frequent natural disasters due to climate change. I went to southern coastal villages in Bangladesh to interview marginalised physically disabled people, to collect evidence based data. During the field work I collected visual data to make a short documentary. Link to bio

S.Rahman@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Name Dr Mina Samangooei

Affiliation Oxford Brookes University

Specialist area My research looks at ecological and energy efficient building design, with a specific focus on how buildings can contribute to their surrounding ecology through integrating food production with architecture. Link to bio

m.samangooei@brookes.ac.uk

Name Benjamin Skinner

Affiliation Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds

Specialist area My research is practice-led, which means I facilitate interdisciplinary arts based workshops that explore how we perceive the immediacy of environment and the physical experience of climate change. Link to bio

pcbns@leeds.ac.uk

Name Vanessa Ternes

Affiliation University of Leeds

Specialist area I am a PhD researcher investigating the fair decarbonisation of transport. Working with transport planners, I identify pathways towards zero carbon transport that are equitable and accessible to all. I am also interested in the co-benefits of transport on e.g. health or social cohesion, and in the role of communities and local action. Link to bio

ee16vt@leeds.ac.uk

Name Carolina Vasilikou

Affiliation University of Reading

Specialist area My research focuses on how urban games can educate and inform diverse communities about climate change. My expertise lies in the lived experience of sustainable architecture and thermal comfort outdoors. Link to bio

k.vasilikou@reading.ac.uk

Name Callum Wood

Affiliation The University of Manchester

Specialist area I work in the policy engagement institute at the University of Manchester. As well as policy engagement, my interests are science writing and media relations; I have an ongoing commitment to clear and actionable dialogue between academia and the wider public. Link to bio

callum.wood@manchester.ac.uk , @TheSciCommGuy

Sign up to our newsletter