Professor Simin Davoudi

Simin Davoudi is Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning and Director of Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) at Newcastle University. She is Fellow of Royal Town Planning Institute, Academy of Social Sciences, and Royal Academy of Arts. Simin is a member of DEFRA Social Science Expert Group and previously was President of the Association of the European Schools of Planning (AESOP), member of DEFRA/DECC Social Science Expert Panel, and coordinator of Planning Research Network for the Office of Deputy Prime Minister.

She specialises in urban planning, environmental governance, resilience and climate adaptability. Simin has held visiting professorships in Universities of Amsterdam, Nijmegen (the Netherlands), BTH (Sweden), Virginia Tech (USA), RMIT (Australia) and Tampere (Finland).