Lauren Rickards is a Professor in the School of Global Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. A geographer by training with degrees from the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford, she leads the Climate Change Transformations research program in the Centre for Urban Research and a cross-university interdisciplinary platform on Urban Futures. Lauren is co-director of the Climate Change Exchange and a lead author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Her research explores the multifaceted relationships between climate change and sustainable development on the one hand, and research and universities on the other. With Wendy Steele, she is the author of a forthcoming book with Palgrave Macmillan The Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education: A Transformative Agenda? and an influential report on how we need to think more carefully about research impact in the climate change era, Research Impact as Ethos.
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