Cambridge Zero Policy Forum

The Cambridge Zero Policy Forum is a multidisciplinary community of academics contributing evidence and expertise to public policies for the transition to a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient net zero society.

The Forum is Co-Chaired by Prof Emily Shuckburgh (Director, Cambridge Zero), Dr Rob Doubleday (Executive Director, CSaP), and Emily Farnworth (Director, Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall). The secretariat to the Policy Forum is provided by CSaP and the Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement.


Policy Forum - people


Forum members are a multidisciplinary community of academics contributing evidence and expertise to public policies for the transition to a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient net zero society.


Professor Emily Shuckburgh is Director of the Cambridge Zero initiative and Professor of Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. She is a mathematician and climate scientist and a Fellow of Darwin College, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy and a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey. She leads the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER).


Dr Rob Doubleday has been Executive Director of CSaP since September 2012. His research interests include the role of science, evidence and expertise in contemporary societies, in particular the relationship between scientific advice, public policy and democracy. His research develops collaborative methods of working with scientists and engineers on the public policy dimensions of their research.


Emily Farnworth is the Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall. Emily has over 25 years of experience working with businesses, government and non-profit organisations to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. Emily was the Head of Climate Initiatives at the World Economic Forum where she was involved in setting up the Climate Governance Initiative, the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders and the Mission Possible Platform.


Harriet Harthan is a Senior Knowledge Broker at the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall. Harriet is working to collaborate across the University of Cambridge to understand key areas of research on climate change and how these research outputs can be translated for, and presented to, the target audience of non-executive directors, policy makers and others.


Lauren Milden is a Policy Adviser at the Centre for Science and Policy and at Cambridge Zero. Lauren previously spent three years as the Policy Coordinator at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.


Nick Scott is a Knowledge Broker at the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall. Nick works to translate and apply climate research, primarily for the Centre’s main audience of non-executive directors. As part of this role, he works with the CSaP team to organise and facilitate the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum.


David MacKay Research Associates 2022


Darwin College and Cambridge Zero David MacKay Research Associates have the opportunity to engage with and benefit from the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum.

Dr Alex Bradley is an ICE/Ocean Modeller at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). His research focusses on how the Greenland and Antarctic ice shelves interact with the oceans around them and the societal consequences of this, particularly with regards to sea level rise.

Dr Si Chen is a Research Associate at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His work focuses on developing a mathematical model for the interaction between kelp and its physical and biogeochemical environment. The project aims to quantify the potential for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and sequestration through ocean reforestation.

Dr Monika Kreitmair is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Engineering. Her research explores the impact of underground infrastructure on the thermal climate of the subsurface and further ramifications on the potential of geothermal energy structures for provision of heating and cooling in cities.

Past Darwin College Cambridge Zero David MacKay Research Associates

Dr Angie Burnett

Dr Luke Kemp

Dr James Smith


How to get involved


Please email lauren.milden@csap.cam.ac.uk to learn more and to get involved. We welcome nominations and self-nominations to become members from senior academics across the University of Cambridge working in a relevant discipline.