Professor Alice Larkin is Head of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and a researcher in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester. Alice trained as an astrophysicist in Leeds, did her PhD in climate modelling at Imperial College, then worked in science communication. She returned to academia joining the Tyndall Centre in 2003 to research conflicts between climate change and aviation policy. Her work on carbon budgets helped shape the UK’s Climate Change Act and inclusion of aviation within policy frameworks. She became a Professor in 2015, was awarded a University ‘Researcher of the Year’ award in 2016 and leads EPSRC projects on the Water-Energy-Food nexus and shipping.