Professor Lauren Rickards

Lauren Rickards is Associate Professor in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University, Melbourne, where she co-leads the Climate Change Transformations program. A human geographer, Lauren’s work examines the ideas and discourses that shape how we interact with the environment, notably with issues of climate, land and food. Lauren is a Lead Author with the forthcoming IPCC report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, a Senior Research Fellow with the Earth Systems Governance Network and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Environmental Justice Australia. Prior to RMIT, Lauren was a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne and an Associate Partner at RM Consulting Group.