Prof. Judith Rees

Co-Director

Judith also holds the following positions:

 Background

Judith was Deputy Director of LSE from 1998 to 2004, and Acting Director from May 2011 until September 2012.

Judith has acted as an advisor to the World Bank on water privatisation, regulation and pricing and to a number of national governments on institutional design and regulatory regimes. She was member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Water Partnership from 1996 until 2009. Judith has also been chair of the Training and Development Board and member of the central Council at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), from 2004 to 2010.

Judith was awarded the title of a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006.

Research interests

  • The governance of environmental resources and risk;
  • Institutional design;
  • Climate change adaptation;
  • Public-private partnerships regulation;
  • Use of market mechanisms;
  • The water sector.
Announcement  17 February, 2014

Grantham Research Institute and Department of Law host mock trial event as part of LSE Literary Festival

Next Friday, 28th February, the Grantham Research Institute and Department of Law will be staging a mock trial, with support from legal experts at Matrix Chambers. The prosecution and defence teams will set out the case for and against the baby boomer generation in respect to their contribution towards global climate change read more »

2013

Announcement  10 December, 2013

Professor Judith Rees made a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE)

Judith Rees collected her DBE this week from Buckingham Palace, for her services to higher education. She collected her award alongside Bradley Wiggins, Anish Kapoor and PJ Harvey, among others. More information … read more »

Announcement  24 June, 2013

Grantham Research Institute's Co-Director awarded DBE

Professor Judith Rees CBE has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to higher education in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours, which … read more »

2012

Announcement  12 June, 2012

Professor Judith Rees elected as the first woman President of Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Professor Rees was elected unopposed to the position for its three year term. She takes over as the Society’s figurehead and chair of its elected trustees from Michael Palin CBE. … read more »

2011

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Announcement  17 March, 2011

LSE appoints interim director

Professor Judith Rees, Director of the Grantham Research Institute, has been appointed interim director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The School's Council asked her to accept the post from 2 May 2011 until such time as a permanent Director can take up the office. read more »

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2011

Public Lectures 17 Mar 2011

The Low-Carbon Industrial Revolution

Part of LSE Works, a new series of public lectures, sponsored by SAGE publications, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE’s Research Centres. Nicholas Stern provided an … read more »

2010

Grantham Workshop, Policy Seminars 2 Nov 2010

Current Challenges in the Carbon Markets

Current Challenges in the Carbon Markets read more »

2008

Public Lectures 1 Oct 2008

Negotiating a New International Response to Climate Change

Part of the FT Business – LSE European Institute ‘The Future of Europe’ lecture series, with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Chair: Professor Judith Rees, … read more »

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