Dr Teresa Domenech is a lecturer in Industrial Ecology and the Circular Economy at the University College London Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR). She has a PhD in sustainable industrial development and industrial symbiosis and over 10 years experience as researcher in the area of sustainable production and consumption systems, industrial ecology and the circular economy. She is course director of the MSc in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and Transitions at UCL ISR and Co-Investigator in a number of EU and international projects in the area of the Circular Economy, with a focus on innovative solutions to plastic waste, optimisation of resources in cities and assessing opportunities to transition towards circular manufacturing systems. Her work connects the understanding of physical flows of energy and materials with the social networks associated to those flows, and the role of policy to align material and social networks towards more sustainable futures. She has extensive expertise in translating scientific evidence to policy making to drive evidence-based decisions. She was part of the technical group that assisted the members of the European Resource Efficiency Platform and provided recommendations to the CE package and part of the BSI committee that drafted the first Circular Economy standard.