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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Judith completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge considering the optimisation of the process of planning and developing large infrastructure projects, including the economic, social, environmental and institutional effects of delays in project development.  With CISL she has been engaged in the FutureDAMS research project which explored how global capital flows can influence the emergence of more sustainable hydropower infrastructure.   Judith is a tutor on both the Masters in Sustainability Leadership and the Masters in Interdisciplinary Design and the Built Environment as well as being an Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Engineering. 


For the majority of her career, Judith has worked on large infrastructure and engineering projects in developing countries with the aim of bringing sustainable improvements in living standards and reductions in poverty. Judith's principal area of expertise is in the structuring, financing and economic development of infrastructure utilities and projects. Whilst working at the World Bank, she was jointly responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for re-engagement of the World Bank in the construction of large water infrastructure. Judith continues to advise the World Bank on sustainable infrastructure development.

Judith Plummer-Braeckman
Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership