Professor Sarah Bridle is a transdisciplinary researcher driven by the need to tackle climate change, focusing on a quantitative approach to helping transform food systems to steward change to new kinds of futures. Sarah's current research focuses on synthesising, exploring and effectively communicating environmental and nutrition impacts of different dietary options, with the aim of driving changes in food production methods and portfolios to be healthy for people and planet. Sarah founded the Take a Bite out of Climate Change project, including leading a stand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019.
Sarah has a unique combination of expertise including interpreting large data sets using statistical methods, with a degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge (2000), and statistical cosmology research in France (2000-2001), Cambridge (2001-2004), UCL London (2004-2012), Manchester (2013-2021) and York (2021-). Author of >100 refereed publications with >10,000 citations (h>50), Sarah has won prestigious awards including a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, the Royal Astronomical Society's Fowler Award and ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants.
Sarah's book, Food and Climate Change - Without the Hot Air was published in September 2020 by UIT Cambridge.