Hilary Graham is based in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.  She will be working across themes, ensuring that CAST’s research is communicated in ways that enable people, organisations and governments to take action on climate change.


Hilary is a social scientist with a track record of policy-facing research on behaviours that are health-damaging – but hard to change.  Many of these behaviours, including unhealthy diets and car-dependent sedentary lifestyles, also have a high carbon footprint.  Her research is also focusing on people’s intergenerational ties, particularly between young people, parents and grandparents, and how harnessing these commitments to future generations is central to driving climate action.


She is part of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, where she leads the work on public and political engagement.  She is also part of the NIHR Public Health Policy Research Unit, where she is focusing on public perceptions of health and climate change.