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Lauren is a Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Interim Director of the Urban Futures ECP and co-leader of the Climate Change Transformations research program.

Lauren Rickards is a Professor is a human geographer and ecologist by training now working primarily on climate change futures and related questions about the urban-rural and human-nature relationship.

With degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Melbourne, and experience in the private sector, Lauren conducts research on many of the social dimensions of climate change, particularly in the water and agri-food sectors and with collaborators in other disciplines and organisations.

Lauren advises a wide range of groups in government, business and the NGO sector on climate change issues and is a Lead Author with the Intergovernmental Panel in Climate Change.

Within RMIT, she has been working with others to support critical and purposeful engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and questions of research impact.

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