PCAN is an ESRC Network with an ever-increasing cohort of Fellows (researchers appointed through the PCAN Fund on one-year funded Fellowships) and Associates (people working in place-based climate action that have been brought into the team for the synergies in their work, but are not funded by PCAN). Read more about the PCAN Fellows and their work.
Matt is based at the University of Edinburgh where he is a researcher in sustainable urban governance. His PCAN Fellowship project is "Place as adaptation: Understanding neighbourhood resilience in the aftermath of Covid-19"
Alice is an environmental social scientist at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. Her PCAN Fellowship project is "Place-based climate action in north-east Scotland: Investigating climate action where urban and rural meet"
Neil is Partnership Development Manager at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College. His PCAN work engages councils in London to support them to increase the awareness and expertise of their employees, councillors and local residents on the co-benefits of climate action.
Craig is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of York, working on air pollution. He regularly accounts for race analysis within environmental science and has co-led projects such as Black in Geoscience Week. His PCAN work involves exploring the intersection of racial justice and climate justice.
Katherine currently works as Senior Manager, Climate Action Planning within the Measurement and Planning team at C40 Cities. Her work as a PCAN Associate develops and extends her PhD research on stakeholder motivation to join climate networks.
Kate is the Co-Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCi) and a Lecturer in Climate Risk and Resilience. Her PCAN work will include supporting the Edinburgh Climate Commission and Edinburgh PCAN team by providing technical advice and research opportunities through her role at ECCI and wider risk and adaptation research and teaching initiatives.
Andrew Sudmant is a Research Fellow at The University of Leeds. His work as a PCAN Associate includes modelling the direct (production-based) and indirect (consumption-based) emissions of urban areas, investigating policies and approaches for local climate action, and exploring the employment implications of a transition to a net-zero economy.
Rachel Huxley is Director of Knowledge and Learning for C40 Cities, responsible for C40’s knowledge management strategy and research programme. Rachel has been with C40 for over 5 years, during which time she has developed and led a priority programme of research on the multiple benefits of urban climate action and overseen the launch of C40’s flagship Knowledge Hub.
Dr Bishop is director of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s All-Party Group for Fair Banking and Finance and is leading a sustainable Belfast city district transition programme. He sits on the just transition working group at the Belfast Climate Commission and holds national and international strategic public finance advisory roles.
Ellie Murtagh is a Climate Adaptation Services Specialist at Sniffer, a Scottish sustainability charity. She works on Adaptation Scotland and Talx. Her PCAN role involves supporting research exploring synergies between mitigation and adaptation and sharing learning on adaptation capability development in the public sector.