Dr Isabel Cook
My background is in academia; my subject sustainability and the environment (MSc Climate Change and Environmental Policy at University of Leeds; PhD in the sustainable management of historic landscapes under climate change scenarios at University of Sheffield). During my academic study, I undertook several research projects into ideas of sustainability, conservation, climate change, and heritage. It really opened my eyes to the disconnect that often occurs between academia, industry, and the public sector. Working with Change Agents UK allows me the opportunity to make links between different stakeholders, sectors and organisations through my work.
As Project Officer for Change Agents UK, I am able to deploy my academic and research interests to benefit our own projects – such as research into the skills required for a sustainable, net-zero future – and to support our partners with environmental strategy development and action plans for realising carbon neutrality targets.