Steve Davison

Steve Davison

Deputy Director

Steve has been a member of the University since 2008 when he joined as a Political Research Analyst. He went on to become Political Affairs Adviser before building and leading a new Public Affairs Team. He then took up the role of Head of Public International Partnerships following the formation of the Strategic Partnership Office in 2017 before joining Cambridge Zero in 2020. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, Steve worked in Westminster as Head of Environment for Policy Connect: a UK think-tank.
He is the international lead for the UK Universities Climate Network (formerly the COP26 Universities Network), a former Senior Officer of the League of European Research Universities and the International Alliance of Research Universities, and a founding member of the Russell Group Political Affairs Network. He has degrees from the University of Hull and the University of Exeter, and is a Professional By-Fellow of Churchill College.


What is your favourite thing about being part of Cambridge Zero or the University of Cambridge? 

Working with incredibly talented and interesting people. 

What do you think is our biggest environmental challenge? 

Meeting the terms of the Paris Agreement: limiting global warming to well below 2, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.

What gets you out of bed (and into work) in the morning? 

The potential for new impactful ideas and projects!