Susan Baker BA (Hons.), MA, PhD (EUI, Florence), PhD (h.c. Umea, Sweden) is Professor of Environmental Policy, School of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University. She was granted a royal appointment as Professor of Environmental Science to the King Carl VI Gustaff of Sweden, the first female to hold this position. She is Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Her research focuses on governance of complex social and ecological processes to promote sustainable futures. She is appointed to the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the UN IPBES, and has acted as scientific advisor to the UN, European Commission, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Welsh Government.
She has over 160 scientific publications and her work has been translated into several languages and has presented papers at numerous international scientific gatherings.