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Parallel Forum

In November 2014, a second 'Parallel Forum' was set up to bring together a cross-disciplinary group of post-docs, Masters and PhD students who were working on sustainability and the environment to explore gaps in what we know and future research questions and opportunities. 

Complementing the core monthly meetings, 62 postdocs, Masters and PhD students from 20 departments, centres and institutes took part in four meetings in November 2014 and in January, February and March 2015. This group ran parallel with the original Forum and each month, the background papers from the three expert witnesses and their ideas about future research was used as a starting point for the discussion. They also acted as rapporteurs, interviewed Forum witnesses over Skype and in person and wrote perspectives articles for our website. 

The Parallel Forum is not meeting at the moment but we are keen to re-establish it so if you would like to find out more about it, please contact Dr Rosamunde Almond ()


Profiles of the people who came these meetings

Claire Agius
  • PhD student in the RNA Silencing and Disease Resistance group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr Shafiq Ahmed
  • Coordinator of the Energy@Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative,
  • University of Cambridge
Dr Lara Allen
  • Director,
  • The Humanitarian Centre, Cambridge
Dr Rosamunde Almond
  • Deputy Director of the Forum,
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge,
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Bojana Bajzelj
  • Doctoral Researcher, Low Carbon and Materials Processing group,
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Dr Nicolette Bartlett
  • Senior Programme Manager,
  • Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN)
  • Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), University of Cambridge
Felicity Bedford
  • PhD student in the Conservation Science Group,
  • Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Heba Bevan
  • PhD student in the the Centre for Smart Infrastructure in Construction (CSIC),
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Vaibhav Bhardwaj
  • PhD student in the Plant Metabolism Group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Emilija Bozhinovska
  • Student on the MPhil in Conservation Leadership course,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Emily Brocklebank
  • Events and Project Coordinator,
  • The Humanitarian Centre, Cambridge
Ruth Canagarajah
  • MPhil student on the Masters in Public Policy,
  • Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS),
  • University of Cambridge
Sayam U Chowdhury
  • Student on the MPhil in Conservation Leadership course,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Dr Liz Curmi
  • Research Associate in the Low Carbon Material Group,
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Dimitra Dantsiou
  • PhD student,
  • Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
Søren Ellebæk Laursen
  • Senior Research Associate,
  • Low Carbon Materials Processing Group,
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Carolina Feijao
  • PhD student in Plant Biochemistry and Bioenergy, Dupree lab,
  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
Judith Floor
  • Visiting PhD student at the Geography Department, University of Cambridge and a PhD student at the Environmental Policy group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands
Dr Toby Gardner
  • Research Fellow,
  • Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden
Dr Ksenia Gerasimova
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate,
  • Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge
Dr Jonathan Green
  • A former Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
  • In 2015, he became a Luc Hoffman Institute Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute, based at University of York
Regina Hansda
  • PhD student,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Stephanie Hirmer
  • PhD student in the Centre for Sustainable Development,
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Dr Elena Kazamia
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Plant Metabolism Group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Shadrach Kerwillain
  • Student on the MPhil in Conservation Leadership course,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Anna Keyes
  • PhD student,
  • Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research,
  • Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Dr Dennis Konadu
  • Research Associate, Low Carbon and Materials Processing Group,
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Jenny Leivadarou
  • PhD student, Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics group,
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
  • University of Cambridge
Rocio Maria Lopez
  • MPhil Student on the Masters in Conservation Leadership,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Dr Kristen MacAskill
  • Construction Engineering Masters Associate Course Director,
  • Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology,
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Jasper Montana
  • PhD student in the Cambridge Conservation Research Institute,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Dr Dai Morgan
  • Research Associate in the Industrial Sustainability, Research Capability Development Programme,
  • The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)
Dr David Nally
  • Senior Lecturer in Human Geography,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Musiliu Oseni
  • PhD student,
  • Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Rosemary Ostfeld
  • PhD student, Environmental Economy & Policy Research group,
  • Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Dr Rachel Pechey
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health,
  • University of Cambridge
Simon Price
  • PhD student in the Quaternary Palaeoenvironments Group,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Natalia Przelomska
  • PhD student,
  • Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Tim Tito Rademacher
  • PhD student
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Ryan Raferty
  • PhD student, supervised by Dr Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni,
  • Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS),
  • University of Cambridge
Patrick Rafidimanantsoa
  • MPhil student on the Masters in Conservation Leadership,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Marina Romanello
  • PhD student in the Vertebrate Mutagenesis Group,
  • MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
  • Cambridge Biomedical Campus
David Christian Rose
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Conservation Biology Group,
  • Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Therese Rudebeck
  • PhD student,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Chrisgel Ryan Cruz
  • MPhil student on the Masters in Conservation Leadership,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Dr Bhavna Sharma
  • A former a Senior Research Associate in the Natural Materials and Structures group in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
  • In mid-2015, she joined the University of Bath as a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Tania Sharmin
  • PhD student,
  • Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
Dr Will Simonson
  • The Coordinator of the Global Food Security Initiative,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Matthew Smalley
  • PhD student in the Structures Research Group,
  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Dr Cath Tayleur
  • A Conservation Scientist at the RSPB, currently based in the Conservation Science Group,
  • Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Hannah Tranter
  • Project Manager in the Natural Capital Leaders Platform,
  • Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Kirsten Van Fossen
  • PhD student in the Industrial Sustainability Group,
  • Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Dr Milica Vasiljevic
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at Cambridge Institute of Public Health,
  • University of Cambridge
Jessica Walsh
  • PhD student in the Conservation Science Group,
  • Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Francis Wamonje
  • PhD student in the Virology and Molecular Plant Pathology Group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
David Williams
  • PhD student in the Conservation Science Group,
  • Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge