Cambridge Science and Policy Consulting is the private consultancy of Prof Douglas Crawford-Brown, located in San Diego (US) and Cambridge (UK). The consultancy has operated since 2001 with a focus on environmental risk assessment, policy analysis and climate risk reduction.

Our projects are global, but with a strong focus on the US, UK and EU. We also have completed projects in Japan, UAE, Austria, Mexico, Thailand, Taiwan, France, India, Czech Republic, Finland and Norway. For a complete listing of our services, travel to the Research and Advising page using the horizontal navigation bar.

Prof Crawford-Brown is Director of the consultancy. His degrees are in nuclear science and physics, but most of his career has been in the field of environmental science and policy. He retired in 2016 as Director of the University of Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, where he was also Professor in the Department of Land Economy, Senior Member of Robinson College and a founding member of the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment. He remains Emeritus Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy at the University of North Carolina in the US, where he was Professor from 1982 to 2007 in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Department of Public Policy, and was founding Director of the Institute for the Environment.

Since 2015 he has been International Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Visiting Professor of Doshisha University (Japan), Lecturer at Beihang University (China) and Lecturer at the University of Graz (Austria) Climate Policy College. He has served on multiple committees of the Science Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency (US); National Science Foundation (US); Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change (US); Technical Advisory Group of the American Water Works Association (US); OFWAT Regulatory Futures Panel (UK); HM Treasury Interdependent Infrastructure Expert Panel (UK); Climate Change Risk Assessment panel (UK); Pool of Scientific Experts (EU); and RBS Innovation Gateway panel.

Sean Crawford-Brown is business and events manager for the consultancy. His background is in business management and in organising events for the environmental and cleantech community. He has delivered such events in the UK, Japan and EU.


Contact Us to receive further information on these projects, including deliverables
Facilitating community-scale decarbonisation: behaviour, energy efficiency and low carbon energy. Visit our free Community Carbon Reduction Website.
Modeling cumulative and aggregate risk for exposure of EU children to perchlorate and other goitrogens. Download Paper 1 and Paper 2 published in the Journal of Environmental Protection, and Paper 3 published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Assessing the UK cleantech and LCEGS sectors in Cambridge and Oxford areas, and development of a database of firms. Download the Cambridge or Oxfordshire report.
Analysing the effectiveness and feasibility of consumer-based policies for carbon reduction, including global trade. Download the Paper published in Climate Policy.
Providing a vision statement of sustainable cites for the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment. Download the Cities of the Future report.
Assessing the health benefits of mitigation strategies to reduce Pb in US drinking water supplies. Download the Paper published in AWWA Water Science.
Assessing the nature and scale of financial service opportunities related to the global clean energy market. Download Financing the Future of Energy.
Developing a methodology for Relative Health Indices for water utilities when faced with complex mixtures of contaminants. Download the initial Paper published in the Journal of Environmental Protection (the project continues through 2022)
Performing an international comparison of safe drinking water regulatory processes for reform of the US Safe Drinking Water Act. Download the full Report (there is also a short article in the Journal of the American Water Works Association, November 2021, 48-57).
Calculating the effect of spatial resolution of air pollution models on estimates of human health impacts for environmental policies in Taiwan. Download the Paper published in the Journal of Environmental Management.
Developing a Sustainability Planning Toolkit using Multi-Criteria Analysis for Abu Dhabi to assess the sustainability of alternative paths of development. Download the Model.
Assessing the role of zero carbon homes in the UK climate policy, for Homes England. Download the Paper published in the Cambridge University Land Society magazine (see pages 136-137).
Developing a computational model of the health and economic benefits of waterborne Pb mitigation strategies in homes. Download the Report and the Model.