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Centre for Sustainable Development

Est 2000 - home of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development


Maria is a 3rd Year PhD student in the Centre for Sustainable Development and EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment. Prior to starting her PhD Maria completed a MRes degree at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment at the University of Cambridge and conducted research exploring how to retrofit NHS facilities to cope with extreme weather events. Maria completed her undergraduate studies at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, and also has previous experience working in project management roles for a construction and property consultancy and an environmental charity.


Research interests:

Maria’s PhD research explores how to manage physical infrastructure systems in cities to protect public health from climate-related hazards. Maria is working with several UK and international cities as part of her PhD research project including Belfast, Ottawa, and London. The end goal of the research is to inform future policy and best practices on how to develop preventive infrastructure responses to protect public health in a changing climate. Maria’s PhD research is supervised by Dr Kristen MacAskill (Centre for Sustainable Development) and her research advisor is Professor John Clarkson (Engineering Design Centre and Cambridge Public Health).


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