People

Collective climate action

The Earth Edinburgh Initiative supports an inspiring community of academics from across the natural, physical, and social sciences, professional services staff, and students with a range of expertise essential in delivering on the vision of the Earth Initiative.

Our team

Our core team is responsible for developing and delivering on the vision of the Edinburgh Earth Initiative alongside key partners across the institution and globally.

Professor Lindsay Jaacks

Lucy Young, Director of Operations

Annabel Cooper, Communications Co-ordinator

Chloe Francis, Earth Fellows Programme Manager

Sarah Gibbens, Earth Enterprise Officer

Patrick Kilduff, Head of Enterprise & Innovation

Izi Robe, Administration & Communications Officer

Dr Áine Ryan, Head of Research Engagement

Heather Stewart, Trusts & Foundations Manager

Dr Kate Symons, Senior Research Partnership Manager – Scotland Beyond Net Zero

Fellows

An integral part of the Edinburgh Earth Initiative community, Earth Fellows are undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students at the University of Edinburgh who work on impactful, short term, paid climate, environment and sustainability related projects and research.

Iris Cheng

Cormac Cleary

Alys Daniels-Creasey

Georgia Dillon

Rania Djojosugito

Elliot Fisher

Erin Flattley

Rebecca Foody

Joanna Keel

Jamie Larson

Maria Marabito

Racheal Okori

Sonakshi Pandit

Ian Watt

The Edinburgh Earth Initiative Team

Secondments

Beth Christie

Dr Lars Schewe (Alumni)

Alumni

Meet our Earth Fellows Alumni – undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students at the University of Edinburgh who have worked on impactful, short term, paid climate related projects and research with Edinburgh Earth Initiative since 2022.

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Talent

Join our growing community through our Talent Directory of PhD students who are working on climate, environmental and sustainability related research projects at the University of Edinburgh and interested in opportunities and paid short-term work focused on research and partnerships. We welcome interest from all disciplines and backgrounds.

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