Dr Matt Winning
Dr Matt Winning
Environmental researcher, comedian and author

Dr Matt Winning is a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources working on climate policy and the circular economy, especially on interactions between the environment and the economy, often using energy system and macroeconomic models. He is an author on the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate change, co-hosts the UCL Generation One podcast, and is a member of UCL Commission on Communicating Climate Science. For the last decade Matt has also been a comedian after reaching the final of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2012. He performs live climate change comedy, including three different Edinburgh Fringe shows, and has a TEDx talk about the importance of using humour to discuss climate change. On radio he has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show, BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, and was a co-host of the BBC Radio 4 show Mark Watson and Matt Winning: Seriously, Though, The Planet. On TV Matt appeared as the environmental correspondent on Dave's 'Unspun with Matt Forde' and in BBC Scotland TV show The State of It. His debut book HOT MESS: What On Earth Can We Do About Climate Change came out in the UK in November 2021 with Headline Publishing, and is due for release in the US in April 2022. He is also on tour during April and May 2022 at venues around the UK.