Dr. Romanello is the Executive Director of The Lancet Countdown, a collaboration of 43 leading academic institutions around the world producing evidence on the health dimensions of climate change, and promoting a policy response that maximises human health and wellbeing

She trained as a Biochemist in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Cambridge. Her research has focused on studying the environmental determinants of health, and the study of the impact of environmental exposures on cancer onset. In 2019 she joined UCL’s Institute for Global Health to research the links between climate change and global health, and the health benefits of an accelerated climate action