Sophie Martin is ESRC's Strategic Lead for the Economic Performance and Environment portfolio. Her role includes oversight of the development, commissioning and management of a wide range of research relating to economics, finance, environment, energy, transport and infrastructure. This involves working in partnership both in the UK and internationally, across UKRI, government departments, industry and the third sector.

Sophie joined ESRC in 2016 as the Senior Portfolio Manager for Environment and Energy. Prior to ESRC, Sophie worked in the Innovation team at NERC and for the UK Environmental Observation Framework secretariat. Sophie studied Geography at the University of Southampton, and also holds a postgraduate degree in environmental management.