Our Team

A growing team devoted to addressing the urgent need of climate change

Emily Shuckburgh
Prof Emily Shuckburgh OBEDirector

is a world-leading climate scientist and science communicator. She is also Professor of Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology and leads the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER).

She is a Fellow of Darwin College, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy, a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey and a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Steve Davison
Steve DavisonDeputy Director

is responsible for strategy and planning, international engagement, relationship management, and governance and systems. He has a background in international engagement, strategic communications and public affairs.

Erik Mackie
Dr Erik MackieEngagement Manager

is responsible for all research-related projects, including developing new research collaborations and engaging with internal and external research communities and partners. He has a PhD in oceanography and climate science, and previously worked at the British Antarctic Survey.

Dr Antoinette Nestor
Dr Antoinette NestorEngagement Manager

is responsible for the public engagement strategy. She supports the research agenda where there is a public engagement component, and helps manage our online presence and social media. She has a PhD in law with a focus on community economic development law.

Dr Amy Munro-Faure
Dr Amy Munro-FaureEngagement Manager

is responsible for student education, engagement and empowerment activities and the connection between research and operation sustainability. She has a PhD in evolutionary biology and previously conducted research on conservation and evolutionary biology at the Zoological Society of London, The Natural History Museum and University College London.

Jen Hayes
Jen HayesHead of Digital Programmes, Communications and Publications

is responsible for website development, virtual events, digital optimisation, publishing and communications. She has a background in digital marketing, content strategy, branding and engagement.

Nina Martin
Nina MartinDepartmental Administrator

implements and oversees administrative procedures and processes, HR management and financial planning.

Lucia Hutton
Lucia HuttonExecutive Assistant to the Director

co-ordinates the Director's activities.

Dr Suman-Lata Sahonta
Dr Suman-Lata SahontaResearch Manager at the Energy Transitions Interdisciplinary Research Centre

supports Cambridge Zero by facilitating knowledge exchange and raising the profile of the University's energy transition research. She has a PhD in Physics and has an academic and industrial research background in developing energy-efficient device technologies.

Dr Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig
Dr Aga Iwasiewicz-WabnigDirector of Partnership Development at the Maxwell Centre

leads the development and implementation of our strategy for industrial engagement.

Lauren Milden
Lauren MildenPolicy Advisor at the Centre for Science and Policy

supports our policy engagement, including establishing the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum and running Policy Workshops.

Dr Rob Doubleday
Dr Rob DoubledayExecutive Director at the Centre for Science and Policy

manages our policy engagement activities. His research interests include the role of science, evidence and expertise in contemporary societies.

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald
Dr Shaun FitzgeraldDirector of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge

is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and works at the interface of academic research, business, government policy and public engagement.

Dr Laurie Friday
Dr Laurie Fridayis a volunteer Associate

and is Director of the Isaac Newton Trust and an ecologist with a broad knowledge of the collegiate University.