UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Prof Sarah Bell

Prof Sarah Bell

Honorary Professor

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Feb 2021

Research summary

Sarah Bell is an EPSRC Living With Environmental Change Research Fellow, investigating bottom-up approaches to community engagement in infrastructure provision. Her interest in infrastructure is grounded in her expertise in urban water systems. She uses interdisciplinary research methods to address issues at the interface of engineering, policy and society, including water efficiency, water reuse, and sustainable drainage.


University of Sydney
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Graduate Certificate | 2004
Murdoch University
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2003
University of New England, Armidale, NSW
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1999
University of Western Australia
First Degree, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) | 1996
University of Western Australia
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1996


Sarah Bell is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. She is Director of the Engineering Exchange at UCL which aims to improve community engagement in engineering and built environment research.