UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Dr Carole Dalin

Dr Carole Dalin

Associate Professor in Sustainable Food Systems

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 an Associate Professor in Sustainable Food Systems at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. She held a NERC Independent Research Fellowship (2016-2021).

Carole Dalin led the NERC Fellowship Research project (FOODIES), aiming 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:

Elizabeth Boakes, Postdoctoral Researcher (BIOTA project)

Abbie Chapman, Postdoctoral Researcher (SHEFS project)

Carolina Campos, Ph.D. student (co-supervised with Prof. Jim Watson)

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 is Associate Professor in Sustainable Food Systems since August 2021. She 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 focused 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.