Through research, education and community engagement, universities have huge potential to have a positive impact on local communities and to forge unique collaborations. I have developed and engaged in several projects in line with this mission.
On the topic of education, I set up 9 green impact initiatives with Lambeth's Air Quality Team and Business Improvement Districts for MSc students studying sustainability. Through a living lab approach, these students were able to have a real impact on our local community.
Regarding research, I have started a new project with a colleague on low traffic neighbourhoods in Lambeth to motivate residents to adopt greener modes of transport.
In terms of extracurricular activities, I have been an active member of the King’s Climate Action Network, attending all Research subgroup meetings and driving the brainstormed actions. For example, I co-organised an interdisciplinary research event showcasing sustainability research across King's which has inspired more interdisciplinary sustainability research opportunities.