Skip to main content


Mrs Cecilia Manosa Nyblon

Mrs Cecilia Manosa Nyblon

Education and Skills Partnership Development Manager


 +44 (0) 1392 722964

 South Cloisters Room 2.07


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK



Cecilia Mañosa Nyblon leads successful international multi-stakeholder programmes at the interface of science, health, education, and the arts through storytelling using the platform of COP Climate Change Conferences and beyond to catalyze climate action and solutions for a greener, healthier, and fairer future since 2020. This includes being awarded a British Embassy Gulf Strategy fund for COP28: We Are The Possible between UK and UAE (2023) which was showcased at Blue/Green Zones at COP28 and beyond reaching 4 million people worlwide. Working with The Theatre of Others these new poems are the inspiration for new sustainable performances at theatre schools around the world, and the bedrock of music and soundscapes created by academics and students at BIMM Institute. Cecilia also helped to establish Schools Across the Ocean Programme, a ground breaking initiative twinning schools in UK and UAE through science, fieldtrips, art, and creative writing partnering the University of Exeter, the University of Khorfakkan and Emirates Literature Foundation and others to co-create new narratives to amplify children's voices and actions for the ocean. This programme builds on the successful legacies of COP27 We Still Have a Chance (Egypt 2022) and COP26 One Chance Left (2021), reaching over 28 million people worldwide.

In 2023 she was nominated in the top 25 global projects for the CMCC Climate Change Communication Award Rebecca Ballestra for Co-Creating New Narratives: A Catalyst for Climate Action and Solutions out of 372 international projects. She was also nominated as Top 50 finalist of Falling Walls Engage in 2023, a global platform for Science Engagement for COP27: We Still Have a Chance (Egypt). She was also shortlisted for a joint ‘Community’ award with Dr Sally Flint for COP26 One Chance Left at the University of Exeter in 2023.

In her role as Education and Skills Partnership Development Manager (IIB) she leads on the development of an external facing portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and has helped shaped the CPD/Executive Education provision at a university wide level. She is passionate about working collaboratively and in interdisciplinary teams to develop impactful, innovative, and inspirational lifelong learning courses and training for professionals. Cecilia’s CPD contribution was recognised with an Ambition Award by the University of Exeter (2019).

Cecilia worked as an anthropologist/archaeologist educator in Uruguay, the USA and Panama prior to moving to the UK including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (USA) and Kentucky Archaeological Survey (USA).

She is an active member of the Planetary Health AlliancePlanetary Health Alliance European HubNova Integration Hub and Healthcare Ocean.


We Are the Possible:12 Poems for 12 Days of COP28 between Uk and UAE (2023)

We Are the Ocean: An Anthology of Poems Co-Created by Children of the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates for the Climate Change Conference in Dubai  (2023)

New Narratives for a Healthy Planet - The Lancet Planetary Health (2023)

Special Issue ‘Planetary Health: Building the Field and Growing the Movement (Including Manuscripts 2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting and Festival (2023)

We Still Have a Chance: 12 Poems for 12 Days of COP27 between UK and Egypt (2022)

One Chance Left: 12 Poems for 12 Days of COP26 (UK) (2021)


2009 - Postgraduate Certificate in Education,  University of Exeter

2000 - MA in Archaeology (Distinction), University of Kentucky, USA

1996 -  Licenciatura degree in Anthropological Sciences - Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay.

1995 - Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language,  Anglo Institute. Uruguay


Back to top

Edit Profile