Dr Hassan Aftab Sheikh

Career Development Fellowship in Nature Finance


Dr Hassan Aftab Sheikh is a Research Fellow in Nature Finance at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Hassan's research focuses on nature finance and investment, focusing on financing nature recovery. His other research interests include climate risk, air pollution and net zero transitions across businesses and governments.

Hassan holds a PhD in Earth Sciences from University of Cambridge, where he read on monitoring, characterising, and mitigating particulate matter concentrations in urban micro-environments. He is trained as a geologist and holds a bachelor's degree (BSc) in Geology from the University of Manchester and a MASt in Earth Sciences from Cambridge. During his academic career, Hassan worked briefly as a Climate Risk Analyst at Cantab Risk Ltd. (Now Risilience). He is available for consulting on air pollution monitoring and mitigation strategies focusing on Asia and Africa.