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Julia Martin-Ortega

Professor, Sustainability Research Insitute. Associate Director water@leeds, University of Leeds

Julia's research aims to further the understanding of the relationships of society and individuals with ecosystems and how policy can best make use of this understanding for the sustainable management of water and land resources. She specializes in inter and transdisciplinary research approaches of impact-oriented nature. Graduated as Doctor in the University of Cordoba (Spain) in 2008, Julia joined the Sustainability Research Insitute in July 2015, after 5 years as senior researcher at The James Hutton Institute in Scotland.

Julia is Associate Director of water@leeds, one of the largest interdisciplinary centres for water research in any university in the world. She is also member of the Steering Comittee of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute. Julia is member of the Steering Committee of the Scottish Government’s Centre for Expertise in Waters, the Swedish Research Council Panel on General Governance and Sustainability and the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council Peer Review College.


  • –present
    Professor, Sustainability Research Insitute, University of Leeds