Welcome to the Walker Update, bringing you up to speed with our latest news.





Walker Academy – Engaging with Decision Makers Training  

Participants watching the presentation.Last month saw the inaugural session of our new course ‘Engaging with Decision Makers’. This is some feedback we received:

  • “It has broadened my mind to areas of science outside my research and future career prospects. It has also made me think more about the impact of my research. ”
  • “Learning new tools outside of lab work. Gaining insight into the other side of research and how you can create impact. Some knowledge on policy, co-production, stakeholder mapping, pathways to impact and the enabling environment.”
  • “It all linked well together providing value for each part of the course.”
  • “I enjoyed the interview training and personalised feedback.”
    Find out more about the course here


Climate and Cultural Heritage – Immersive session

picture of the front of the Royal Society building

Walker together with colleagues from across the university and scientists from Nepal and Senegal came together to participate in an interactive event. This theatre session was designed to challenge our ideas of climate change and traditional  livelihoods, and how to communicate across deeply contested views and interests.

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10 June: MCRILG (My Climate Risk Interdisciplinary Learning Group)

MCRILG posterJoin us at this month’s Interdisciplinary Learning Group session where Swenja Surminski will be telling us all about the role of insurance in addressing physical climate risks.
Session time: 10th of June 13:00-14:00 GMT +1
Swenja is a leading international expert on climate change, resilience and risk finance in a broader sustainability context.  She is currently the global thought leader on climate and sustainability at Marsh McLennan.
Link to session page: Here




Walker Associate highlight

Richard Selby

Richard Selby is head of portfolio for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) projects at the NGO Sightsavers. Here he works with a team of eight African researchers to tackle five core diseases. Richard has worked with us on the CHAIRR project, which aims to provide a detailed picture of climate effects on NTD epidemiology in Africa.

If you are interested in working with the Walker Institute as an Associate, please contact us on info@walker.ac.uk.


New Colleague

Daniel Mardi

We are delighted to welcome Daniel Mardi our Interdisciplinary Research Fellow (IDRF), working on the UNEP Portfolio and the Horizon 2020 ClimTip project.

More about Walker Projects.




What happened across the world this week?

Prof Virginia Murray and her team at Public Health England have produced the weekly Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin, archived by Prof Richard Allan.

All the best! 

The Walker Institute Team