Dr Lisa Schipper is a social scientist who has been working on the relationship between climate change and development for more than two decades. She studies adaptation to climate change and critically examines its implementation in the field. She also looks at the drivers of socio-cultural vulnerability to climate change, including the role played by gender and religious belief. Lisa is the Co-ordinating Lead Author the chapter on ‘Climate-Resilient Development Pathways’ in the Working Group 2 contribution to the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Co-Editor of the journal Climate and Development (Taylor and Francis) and a member of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy Luis de Alba’s Science Advisory Group for the UN Climate Action Summit 2019. Lisa works in the Environmental Change Institute as an Environmental Social Science Research Fellow, and teaches on the Environmental Change and Management MSc.