Darren McCauley is full professor in the Management of International Social Challenges at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He is also academic director of the Erasmus Initiative and strategic research pillar Global Social Challenges (GSC). His mixed methods research agenda focuses on investigating what a just transition to a low carbon future looks like from a global perspective. This has involved funded empircal research in the Arctic, Sub Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Europe and the US. He works closely with international organisations to co-develop research and ensure maximum impact from his work. This has been made possible by a wide range of external sponsors including (among others) British Academy, ESRC, EPSRC (now RCUK), GCRF, H2020 and Horizon Europe funding programmes, Leverhulme, Dutch Council NWO, UK Energy Research Centre, the Carnegie Trust and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He holds a number of external expert positions, including on the Arctic project EU Polarnet. He is currently coordinating EUR’s role as Co-I on Horizon projects JUSTNORTH (6.2 million euros) 2020-2024 and PROBONO (26.4 million euros) 2022-2026.