Professor Judith Rees


Judith also holds the following positions:


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 programmes

Co-topic lead of 'Adaptation, growth and poverty alleviation|'

Co-topic lead of 'Private and autonomous adaptation|'

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.

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Contact details

  • Email
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6228  
Photograph of Judith Rees