Prof Whitmarsh is also the director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) – a collaboration between academics at the universities of Cardiff, Manchester, York, East Anglia and Bath and charity Climate Outreach.
In 2021, she joined the Climate Crisis Advisory Group, which advises policymakers on strategies for the shift to a net zero future.
It is encouraging that the role of the social sciences in tackling rising temperatures is recognised and valued in this way
Prof Whitmarsh advises on how the Government can help the public switch to low-carbon behaviours, as well as on climate change communication.
In the past year, she was part of research that found low-carbon travel policies coupled with measures to better insulate our homes could save the NHS £17 billion over the next two decades.