team

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh MBE
Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh MBE
Director
Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh is based at the University of Bath and is Director of CAST. As well as chairing the
Dr Christina Demski
Dr Christina Demski
Deputy Director, Theme 1 lead
Christina Demski is a reader at the University of Bath. She is a Deputy Director of CAST and responsible for Theme
Dr Stuart Capstick
Dr Stuart Capstick
Deputy Director, Theme 3 lead
Stuart Capstick is based at Cardiff University and is jointly leading the Centre’s research Theme 3, designing and trialling new
Dr Sarah Mander
Dr Sarah Mander
Deputy Director, Theme 2 lead
Sarah Mander is based at Manchester University and is the theme co-leader for Theme Two: Learning, where her work will
Professor Wouter Poortinga
Professor Wouter Poortinga
Associate Director, Theme 3 lead
Wouter Poortinga is based at Cardiff University and is co-director of the CAST centre. He is co-lead of Theme 3
Professor Andy Jordan
Professor Andy Jordan
Associate Director, Theme 2 lead
Andy studies the politics that emerge when attempts are made to govern climate change. He has studied many different aspects
Professor Carly McLachlan
Professor Carly McLachlan
Associate Director
Carly McLachlan is an Associate Director of CAST and will be leading the cities focused work in Theme 3 which
Dr Amiera Sawas
Dr Amiera Sawas
Theme 4 lead
Amiera joined Climate Outreach in 2021 as Director of Programmes and Research. She is responsible for overseeing the programmatic and
Professor Hilary Graham, CBE
Professor Hilary Graham, CBE
Co-investigator
Hilary Graham is based in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.  She will be working across themes,
Dr Catherine Cherry
Dr Catherine Cherry
Co-Investigator
Catherine Cherry is based at Cardiff University and will be working to design and deliver two projects within Theme 1
Dr Katharine Steentjes
Dr Katharine Steentjes
Co-Investigator
Katharine Steentjes is based at Cardiff University and mainly responsible for designing and delivering project 1.4 under Theme 1, which
Dr Ruth Wood
Dr Ruth Wood
Co-Investigator
Ruth Wood is based at the University of Manchester and will be working in Theme 1, Project 1.3 reviewing and
Dr Claire Hoolohan
Dr Claire Hoolohan
Co-Investigator
Claire Hoolohan  is based at the University of Manchester and will be working on Theme 2.3 and 3.2, aiming to
Dr Nick Nash
Dr Nick Nash
Co-Investigator
Nick Nash is based in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, Wales. He will be working on Theme 1
Professor Olga Tregaskis
Professor Olga Tregaskis
Co-Investigator
Olga Tregaskis is based at University of East Anglia (UEA) in the Norwich Business School. She will be leading the
Dr Irene Lorenzoni
Dr Irene Lorenzoni
Co-Investigator
Irene Lorenzoni is based at the University of East Anglia; she is mainly contributing to Theme 2 on learning how
Dr Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett
Dr Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.
Dr Caroline Verfuerth
Dr Caroline Verfuerth
Research Associate
Caroline Verfuerth is based at Cardiff University and involved in designing and delivering project 1.2 under Theme 1 ‘Visioning: What
Dr Jo Swaffield
Dr Jo Swaffield
Research Associate
Jo Swaffield is a Research Associate based at Cardiff University. She is working on a collaborative project with Anglian Water,
Dr Dan Thorman
Dr Dan Thorman
Research Associate
Dan Thorman is a Research Associate working with CAST from Cardiff University. He will be working mainly on Theme 3,
Dr Susan Lee
Dr Susan Lee
Research associate
Susan Lee is part of the Theme 1 team led by Dr. Ruth Woods. She will review existing 1.5 °C
Dr James Graham
Dr James Graham
Senior Research Associate
Dr James Graham is a Senior Research Associate with the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) research group and Centre for
Dr Angela Mae Minas
Dr Angela Mae Minas
Research associate
Angela Mae Minas is based at The University of Manchester, and will be contributing to Theme 2.2 to explore how grassroots movements
Tim Braunholtz-Speight
Tim Braunholtz-Speight
Research Associate
Tim Braunholtz-Speight is based at the University of Manchester and contributes to CAST Theme 3.4 on city-level change. Tim is
Duncan Maguire
Duncan Maguire
Research associate
Duncan is a PhD student in the business school at UEA. He is looking into organisational transformations towards sustainability with
Dr Mark Wilson
Dr Mark Wilson
Research Associate
Mark is based at the University of Bath and his research is situated within Theme 3 – trialling. He is
Harriet Dudley
Harriet Dudley
PhD Researcher
Harriet is a PhD researcher based at the University of East Anglia in the Centre for Climate Change and Social
Briony Latter
Briony Latter
PhD Researcher
Briony is a PhD researcher based at Cardiff University who works within Theme 3 and 4. Her PhD focuses on
Christianne Tipping
Christianne Tipping
PhD Researcher
Christianne is a PhD student in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University and works within Theme 2 of CAST’s
Harry Barton
Harry Barton
PhD Researcher
Harry is a PhD researcher at the University of Manchester, involved in Theme 3 within CAST. She will be working
Rosemary Grant-Muller
Rosemary Grant-Muller
PhD Researcher
Rosemary is a PhD researcher at Tyndall Manchester. She is working on “Super Low Carbon Live Music – Transforming the
Daniel Carr
Daniel Carr
PhD Researcher
Dan is a PhD Researcher based at Cardiff University, involved in themes 2 and 3 within CAST. With an interest
Joshua Farnsworth
Joshua Farnsworth
PhD Researcher
PhD Research on Delivering Climate Action at the City Scale: Partnership with the GMCA – Working on Theme 3, my
Louise Turner
Louise Turner
PhD Researcher
Louise Turner is a PhD Researcher at The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at The University of Manchester. Her
Chris Walsh
Chris Walsh
PhD Researcher
Chris Walsh is based at the University of Manchester and is contributing to Themes 2 and 3 working on grassroots
Victoria Harvey
Victoria Harvey
PhD Researcher
Victoria is a PhD researcher at Norwich Business School within UEA. Her research looks at sustainability transitions in the UK
Emilie Chard
Emilie Chard
PhD Researcher
Emelie is a PhD researcher based at Cardiff University who is exploring the role of identity in sustainable diet behaviour.
Alexander Shaw
Alexander Shaw
PhD Researcher
Alex is a PhD researcher based at the University of Manchester, with his research focussing on the decarbonisation of transport
Sian Beynon
Sian Beynon
Climate Alliance Administrator
Sian is the GW4 Climate Alliance Administrator, a part-time role based in CAST. She has worked in higher education for
Jess David
Jess David
Centre Manager
Jess has recently joined the CAST team as the Centre Manager. Prior to joining CAST Jess worked as a Senior