Professor Lindsay Stringer
Celebrating the University's 'Women of Achievement 2015': Professor Lindsay Stringer, Professor in Environment and Development, School of Earth and Environment.
Lindsays international research profile is growing at an exceptional rate with her leading a wide portfolio of projects funded by UN, EU, ESRC, DFID and NERC. She was awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize this year showing the respect of her work on Dryland Science and Sustainable Land Management issues.
In just 9 years since completion of her PhD she has become respected and widely known as a world-leading researcher on pressing issues relating to land degradation and climate change in the worlds drylands, publishing over 80 journal articles. She has taken a leading role in important international research networks (e.g. DesertNet International, World Bank Oslo Consortium), international conference organising committees (e.g. for International Human Dimensions Programme, European Science Foundation) and she guides scientific input to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.
Lindsay led the growth, development and considerable success of the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) as director from 2011 2014. SRI is now a vibrant inter-disciplinary group of around 30 academic staff, 30 research staff and 70 PhD students. She has also proactively raised the profile of the Universitys sustainability research profile across Africa, Asia and Europe.
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