UCL Urban Laboratory

Prof Sarah Bell

Prof Sarah Bell

Professor of Environmental Engineering

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Mar 2005

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
, | 2004
Murdoch University
, | 2003
University of New England, Armidale, NSW
, | 1999
University of Western Australia
, | 1996
University of Western Australia
, | 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. Her latest book 'Urban Water Sustainability: Constructing Infrastructure for Cities and Nature' was published in 2018 by Routledge.