The core team manages projects, communications, knowledge exchange and interactions with policy teams from the Scottish Government, supporting researchers at every step of the process.

The team is led by the Programme Manager who acts as the bridge between the demand for analysis and research by policy teams and public agencies, and the supply from research providers.



Dr Alex Hilliam

Programme Manager
Alex manages the CXC secretariat and the commissioning of research projects and award of post-doctoral fellowships. He is the key contact between CXC and the Scottish Government.

Anne Marte Bergseng

Project Manager - Climate resilience and social change
Anne Marte manages the work we do on behaviour change and adapting to the impacts of climate change. She is also responsible for making CXC a more effective knowledge exchange organisation.
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Dr Kate Symons

Project Manager - Climate and economy, business and industry
Kate manages our projects across the economy, business and industry portfolio. She is a geographer by training, with a background in university teaching and research in global sustainable development.

Lucia Lavric

Project Manager - Climate and economy
Lucia manages our projects focused on meeting quantitative modelling, such as economic, financial and energy system analysis. She is a former member of the Government Economic Service and has a background in climate mitigation consultancy.
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Dr Nicola Dunn

Project Manager - Climate and energy
Nicola manages our projects across the energy sector. She is an environmental chemist, with a background in environmental policy.

Dr Sarah Govan

Project Manager - Climate and land use
Sarah manages all our land use, agriculture and forestry research projects. She has worked at the Scottish Government and works closely with both their analytical services and policy development.

Lee Callaghan

Centre Manager
Lee keeps track of all our projects, finances and whereabouts. She also manages procurement and our events.

Inês Crespo

Communications Manager
Inês is responsible for developing and implementing CXC’s communications strategy and events portfolio aimed at improving ClimateXChange’s impact and profile in Scotland and beyond.
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Christy Brewster

Communications Officer
Christy leads on drafting monthly updates, reviewing and editing commissioned research reports and drafting executive summaries of research reports.