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Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley

Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley

Director of Innovation and impact, British Antarctic Survey

Beatrix is Director of Innovation and Impact at British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Her passion is to ensure that excellent research has benefit for society beyond academia, and addresses the burning issues of our time. Her remit includes innovation that underpins decarbonisation of polar operations and beyond, making most effective, collaborative use of data for evidence-based decision making, and use of creative, inclusive, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial approaches to effect change. She is Diversity Champion, keen to learn together how to build truly inclusive cultures, and has driven the development of the AURORA Innovation Centre at BAS. AURORA fosters excellent research and entrepreneurial activity in the areas of climate change, environmental stewardship and technologies for challenging environments, addressing issues of global importance and helping society adapt to a changing world.