UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Dr Carole Dalin

Dr Carole Dalin

Principal Research Fellow

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
15th Aug 2016

Research summary

Please visit Carole Dalin's Research Website for more information, CV, and links to publications.

Carole Dalin is a Principal Research Fellow (Associate Professor) at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, supported by a NERC Independent Research Fellowship (2016-2021), with an academic appointment to start in 2021. 

Carole Dalin leads the NERC Fellowship Research project (FOODIES), which aims at developing integrated environmental sustainability indicators for global food production. 

She also co-leads a NERC Standard Grant on biodiversity change and food production (BIOTA) with Tim Newbold from UCL CBER.

Carole Dalin facilitates the Water and Food Resource Nexus research theme at the Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR).

This theme includes the following research projects:

  • Developing Integrated Environmental indicators for Sustainable global Food production and trade (FOODIES) [Natural Environment Research Council] led by Carole Dalin
  • Climate Change and Food Security [Grantham Foundation]
  • Ph.D. project "Are European production and consumption patterns environmentally sustainable?" by Arkaitz Usubiaga 
Research team:

Monica Ortiz, Postdoctoral Researcher (BIOTA project)

Sara Bonetti, Postdoctoral Researcher (SHEFS project)

Mark Jwaideh, EPSRC Ph.D. student (co-supervised with Prof. Paul Ekins)


Princeton University
Doctorate, Doctorat | 2014
Ecole Centrale Paris
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diplome de grande ecole | 2011


Dr Carole Dalin joined the Institute of Sustainable Resources at University College London (UCL) in August 2016 as a NERC Independent Research Fellow, with a proleptic academic appointment (to start at the end of the NERC Fellowship). Her fellowship research focuses on the environmental sustainability of global food production and trade.

From 2014 to 2016, Carole was a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. There, she worked on the Southern Africa’s Hydro-Economy and Water Security (SAHEWS) project with Declan Conway, concentrating on the water-food-energy nexus of Southern Africa, and on the socio-economic implications of climate forecasts, regarding natural resources management in particular. 

She obtained her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering & Water Resources with Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe and her Certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy with Denise Mauzerall, both at Princeton University. Her doctoral thesis focuses on water resources transfers, through Chinese and international agricultural trade. 

Carole obtained a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from Ecole Centrale Paris in 2011, with majors in Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Science.