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Cambridge Global Challenges

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

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Interest Group Champions

Dr Alexandre Kabla

Bioengineering; Mechanobiology; Large cell population dynamics; Cancer metastases; Wound healing; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

Dr Alice Moncaster

Building resilience and adaptation; Sustainable construction; Building carbon and energy emission; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

Christopher Whitney

Dr Dora Pereira

Nutritional deficiency; Iron deficiency; Dietary and supplemental Iron; Department of Pathology; School of Biological Sciences

Dr Karishma Jain

Nano; Energy harvesting; Microfluidics, Photovoltaics; Water filtration; EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC)

Dr Ljiljana Fruk

Bionanotechnology; Biosensor design; Bio-inspired materials; Water remediation; Science education; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

Professor Manuel Eisner

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

Stewart McTavish

Cluster theory; Startup models; Co-working and community spaces; Innovation management; Funding for high growth ventures; Department of Engineering; School of Technology; ideaSpace; innovationLabs

Shirley Jamieson

Start-up; Executive search; Technology transfer; Marketing and Communications; Cambridge Enterprise

Cambridge Global Challenges 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.


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

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