Lindsay Stringer
Full Professor in Environment and Development. University of Leeds. Moving to University of York from July 2020

Lindsay is an interdisciplinary researcher, with a BSc in Physical Geography, MSc in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment in Drylands, and a PhD in Geography (all awarded from the University of Sheffield). Lindsay’s research bridges the natural and social sciences and is grounded in a systems approach. Her work examines the relationships between livelihoods and environmental change, as well how science and other forms of knowledge can inform environmental governance and policy. She has published more than 200 articles in international journals, books and reports. In 2017, Lindsay won a Wolfson Merit Award from the Royal Society, and in 2013, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for her work on environmental change and sustainable development in drylands. In 2015 she was presented with a Women of Achievement Award. Lindsay was a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Regional Assessment for Africa, as well as Lead Author for the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment. She was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on Climate Change and Land and is a Lead Author for the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report, where she also is Coordinating Lead Author for a cross-chapter paper on deserts, desertification and semi-arid areas.