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Global Challenges Initiative

The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Advisory Board

Dr Bhaskar Vira

Environmental and developmental economics; Political economy; Institutional change; Public policy in developing world; State-society interactions in development; Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

Professor Carol Brayne

Ageing; Dementia; Public health, Sustainability of Systems, Population Lifecourse; Cambridge Institute of Public Health; School of Clinical Medicine

Professor Clare Grey

Materials and inorganic chemistry; Structure and dynamics; Rechargeable batteries; Battery and supercapacitor function; Fuel cell membranes; Department of Chemistry; School of Physical Sciences

Professor David Dunne

Schistosomiasis; Public health; Tropical medicine; Multidisciplinary research; Collaboration with African Universities; Department of Pathology; School of Biological Sciences

Dr Erwin Reisner

Bioenergy; Energy storage; Artificial photosynthesis; Sustainable chemical conversion; Bio-inspired Chemistry; Department of Chemistry; School of Physical Sciences

Professor Howard Griffiths

Plant productivity; Food sources; Sustainable bioenergy; Diversity; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

Professor Jeremy Baumberg

Nanoscience; Nanotechnology; Academia/industry interface; Department of Physics; School of Physical Sciences

Professor John Clarkson

Inclusive design; Healthcare design; Process management; Change management; Cambridge Engineering Design Centre; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

Professor Koen Steemers

Buildings and cities; Environmental performance; Climate change; Human perception and behaviour; Health and wellbeing; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

Professor Pauline Rose

Educational inequality; Education financing; Education governance; State and non-state providers in education; Faculty of Education; School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Richard Fenner

Water supply; Sanitation; Hygiene; Sustainable development; Food security; Centre for Sustainable Development; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

Professor Sir Richard Friend

Conjugated polymers; Photovoltaics; Time-resolved optical spectroscopy; Molecular conductors and magnets; Department of Physics; School of Physical Sciences

Dr Robert Doubleday

Science-based policy; Scientific advice; Public policy; Democracy; Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP); Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

Dr Shailaja Fennell

Rural Transformations; Renewable energy; Innovative Networks; Gender and Youth; Department of Land Economy; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); Centre of Development Studies; School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Sharath Srinivasan

Africa’s digital revolution; Politics of international intervention in Africa; Sudan and South Sudan politics; Political violence and armed conflict in the Horn and East Africa; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Simon Goldhill

Greek tragedy; Greek culture; Literary theory, Later Greek literature; Reception; Nineteenth-century culture; Middle east and Jerusalem; Faculty of Classics; Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH); School of Arts and Humanities

Dr Tim Minshall

Open innovation; Collaboration; Technological innovation; Manufacturing; Engineering skills; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global challenges agenda.

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