Professor in Environment and Development, University of York
British, United Kingdom
Lindsay is Professor in Environment and Development at the University of York. She is an interdisciplinary systems researcher interested in livelihood-environment relations and stakeholder engagement in environmental governance. In 2013, she received a Philip Leverhulme Prize for her work on sustainability in drylands. She was Director of the University of Leeds Sustainability Research Institute 2011-2014 and gained a Women of Achievement Award in 2014. She was a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Africa Regional Assessment; Lead Author on the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment; and chaired the CGIAR Dryland Systems Independent Task Force. She is an Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) member. She is a lead author for the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report’s cross-chapter paper on deserts, desertification and semi-arid areas, and a lead author for the chapter on poverty, livelihoods and sustainable development. She was also a lead author for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. She has published more than 200 journal papers.