New guest researcher: Rebecca Willis
Rebecca Willis joins CEC this week as a visiting researcher. Rebecca is based at Lancaster University and the think-tank Green Alliance. Her research investigates how politicians understand and respond to climate change, and how climate change fits (or does not fit) within the prevailing political culture, and politicians’ own aspirations.
“It’s great to be able to spend time at Lund. There were two reasons why I wanted to visit: the first is Lund’s strong research tradition on climate and environment, and its interdisciplinary approach. The second is its focus on working in partnership with government, policymakers and others outside the university system – so important in bringing about the change we need.” sais Rebecca about her guest researcher stay in Lund and at CEC.
Research on environmental policy
Rebecca has been working in the field of environmental policy for over twenty years. From 2007-11 she was vice-chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, a government agency advising UK policymakers and politicians. In 2009 she established Green Alliance’s Climate Leadership Programme which works with Members of the UK Parliament to develop their understanding of climate change and what it means for their role, at local and national level.
Contact and more information
More about Rebecca’s work can be found on her website. She will be based at Lund until 21 September.
Contact Rebecca by becky [at] rebeccawillis [dot] co [dot] uk (email) or come by CEC (Ecology Building, Sölvegatan 37, 3rd floor) where Rebecca has her office during her stay.
Rebecca Willis will give several talks about her research.
- Monday 5 September, 13.00, Dept of Political Science
- Friday 9 September, 10.30, CEC: short talk and introduction of Rebecca's research (at the Friday fika)
- Tuesday 20 September, 13.00-15:00, Workshop (sign up before Sep 15!)