Professor Elizabeth Robinson is an environmental economist with over twenty five years’ experience working in lower-income countries, including six living in Tanzania and Ghana. Her research addresses the design of policies and institutions to reduce climate change emissions, protect the environment, improve the livelihoods of resource-dependent communities, and enhance agricultural systems. Her recent focus includes climate change and systemic risk; tracking the co-benefits of climate change mitigation and health, oriented particularly around food security and food systems; and the social, environmental, and ecological tradeoffs of agricultural expansion. She has a first class degree in Engineering, Economics, and Management from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University. Before joining the University of Reading she has variously worked at the Boston Consulting Group, the World Bank, Natural Resources Institute, as a tutorial fellow in economics at the University of Oxford, and was on the Defra Economic Advisory Panel for five years. She has over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.