Muriel Bonjean Stanton

Muriel Bonjean Stanton


Muriel is currently exploring decision making under deep physical and social uncertainties in the UK transport sector. Her work involves exploring how to embed flexibilty and agility in organisational decison-making processes to design and manage adaptive infrastructure under conditions of deep uncertainty. 

Muriel holds a PhD in corporate climate adaptation focussing on electricity companies (generation, transmission and distribution) in Britain and France. 
The funding for this research came from the BASE project (

Previously, Muriel was a Senior Climate Adaptation Consultant and before then a Researcher for the University of Oxford (UK), the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USA).

Over the past 15 years, Muriel gained extensive experience in adaptation to climate variability and change. Projects Muriel led or was involved in, included screening and climate proofing projects, policies and programmes for climate physical risks (African Development Bank, DfID, GGGI, Government of Zanzibar), developing and delivering adaptation web-based tools (i.e. writing use cases, managing an IT team , liaising with clients, using Agile project management, etc.), assessing adaptation barriers of governance in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and co-developing a methodology to track climate finance in the Millennium Development Banks (MDBs).

Research interests

Current research project: Multi Actor Adaptive Decision Making (MAADM)

MAADM is examining how we can make better decisions to transform infrastructure systems, taking into account deep physical and social uncertainties and crucially the fact that multiple actors must make decisions and interact to deliver system transformation.



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  • PhD, corporate climate adaptation (University of Leeds)
  • European MSc, environmental technologies and management (UK, Denmark and Germany)
  • MSc, health engineering and the environment (France)
  • BSc, environmental engineering (France and Germany)

Research groups and institutes

  • Sustainability Research Institute
  • Business Organisations for Sustainable Societies
  • Economics and Policy for Sustainability