Shirin develops and leads interdisciplinary research projects in the area of long-term planning and governance for sustainable development. She has recently developed a research program on localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to understand how the global SDG framework can be realised in different levels of society: in cities and urban spaces, in local and regional areas, and within sectors and organisations. Shirin has an interdisciplinary background with a PhD in Environmental Sociology (Monash University – Australia), a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Delft University of Technology – the Netherlands) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering (the University of Tehran – Iran). Prior to her academic career, she worked for five years in large water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Africa and the Middle East. Shirin actively consults public and private organisations on their long-term strategies. In 2018, she was recognised as one of the top 25 young scientists in the world in the field of sustainable development.Read more about Shirin Malekpour's research
Shirin Malekpour's Articles
Taking the guesswork out of predictions
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.
Embracing transformation for a sustainable future
Our business-as-usual plan won't be enough to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.