I start today as a visiting fellow at Lund University, in southern Sweden. For the next few weeks I’ll be a guest of guest of Lund’s Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC) and the Department of Political Science.
It’s only my first day, but it’s great to meet staff and students at Lund and find out a bit more about their approach. Like my home base, Lancaster Environment Centre, CEC is interdisciplinary, combining natural and social sciences to understand and respond to global environmental issues including climate change, biodiversity loss and natural resource management. Handily for me, they are particularly interested in how academia can work with government, policymakers and others outside the university system, to encourage better decision-making on the environment. And just as important, there’s a really friendly atmosphere and a good coffee machine.
While I’m here, I’ll be presenting and discussing my research at CEC, and at the Department for Political Science. I’ll also be visiting Linköping University’s Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, and Stockholm Environment Institute, an organisation that I’ve long admired from afar.
I’m keen to chat to anyone with shared research interests, so if you’d like to meet, or have suggestions for people I should speak to, please do get in touch.