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Professor in Energy and Climate Governance, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Rebecca Willis is a Professor in Energy & Climate Governance at Lancaster Environment Centre, where she leads the Climate Citizens project. In 2020 she was an Expert Lead for Climate Assembly UK, the Citizens’ Assembly established by the UK Parliament. Rebecca is a Trustee of the New Economics Foundation and an adviser to the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund. She features on the Woman’s Hour Our Planet Power List which highlights 30 women making an impact by helping to protect our planet. Her book, Too Hot To Handle? The democratic challenge of climate change was published by Bristol University Press in March 2020.


  • –present
    Researcher in Environmental Policy and Politics, Lancaster University


  • 2018 
    Lancaster University, PhD
  • 1996 
    University of Sussex, MA Environment, Development & Policy