Dr Alistair Ford

Board Director at Newcastle Creates - Climate

Dr Alistair Ford (he/him) is a Lecturer in Geospatial Data Analytics at Newcastle University. He has worked as a Principle Investigator, Co-Investigator, and Research Associate on many multi-disciplinary projects, funded by UKRI, the European Commission, and government. He is also a member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research,

At Newcastle Creates, Alistair will oversee the theme of Climate, ensuring that the city’s cultural strategy aligns with long-term environmental goals.

Beyond his academic work, Dr Alistair Ford is actively engaged in various environmental initiatives at the local, national, and international levels.

“I’d like to explore how we can embed climate action in culture in our city, how cultural organisations can lead the conversation on how we mitigate and adapt to climate change, and help cultural organisations think about their own climate impact. Only by working together can we move the conversation forward, at the pace required, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to ensure a sustainable, equitable, and resilient future for all our residents and businesses.”