Sigrun Kabisch is head of the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and professor for Urban Geography at the University of Leipzig. She is member of the board of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS). Her main research fields are: interdependencies between the social, built, and natural environment in urban landscapes, urban restructuring with respect to demographic change and socio-spatial differentiation as well as urban risks concerning flooding and health impacts. From 2010 until 2018 she was member of the board of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS). From 2018 to 2019 she is appointed as member of the EU-High Level Expert Group for the new Horizon 2020 prgram on “Innovating Cities”.
Professor of Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Chair of the JPI Urban Europe Scientific Advisory Board