Sweta is an incisive voice on the science behind human decision-making and its impact on societies, institutions and ecological networks. She brings expert knowledge from both the private and public sector to bear on some of the biggest challenges of our time, most notably climate change and Covid-19. Sweta is the US representative of We Don't Have Time, a climate-focussed organisation, and also co-hosts Risky Behavior, a podcast that sheds light on human behaviour in relation to food, drugs and sex. 


Sweta is a risk and cognitive behavioural scientist who founded Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to educate governments and businesses about contemporary risks around food security and disease in the age of climate change. 

Sweta specialises in understanding risks to human security and wellbeing. At any given time, she may be seen being interviewed on CNN, BBC, Fox News Channel or Sky News. She is also the host of Risky Behaviour, a podcast that explores controversial issues on subjects ranging from nutrition and climate change to sex and prescription drugs.

Her insight in risk also appears between the covers of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Safety: A Study in Public and Private Regulation, a book she co-authored, which dissects the balances of powers and responsibility affecting both regulation and litigation in the field of product safety. 

Sweta's personal belief is that the futrue of creativity and human ingenuity will flow largely from women and minority groups who have been held back from contributing meaningfully the human progress. She is a vocal advocate for increasing the representation of women and minorities in STEM fields.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London