Vanessa Ternes

Vanessa Ternes


I am a first year PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies. My study background is in environmental science, climate change and climate policy. I then worked for London-based charity The Restart Project, connecting volunteer communities, businesses and local authorities around waste prevention and repair.

Now I am building on this experience of connecting diverse stakeholders in my PhD research. I am particularly interested in building models to develop fair and resilient zero carbon transport systems, to support planners and local authorities.


  • MSc Climate Chance Science and Policy, University of Bristol
  • BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences, University College Utrecht