I am a Senior Policy Fellow at the LSE Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and I am co-Director of the ESRC-funded Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN). My research interests focus on how the co-production of knowledge and science communication can be used to better inform decision-making in the context of climate resilience and sustainability challenges.
Prior to this, I was a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Climate Change and School Impact Lead at the University of Surrey, Knowledge Integrator and Senior Research Fellow for the ESRC-funded Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN), and previously ran the Climate Action theme at the Global Sustainability Institute in Cambridge. I have also worked on a range of consultancy projects and am an expert evaluator for the EU Commission.
I have a PhD from the University of Southampton, funded by the EPSRC, which explored the role of climate messaging in overcoming perceived barriers to behaviour change, an MSc in Climate Change from the University of East Anglia and a BSc in Meteorology from the University of Reading.
I am passionate about finding innovative ways to tackle climate change and build resilience to current and future climate risks. In my spare time I enjoy trips to the movies, long walks, good food, and constantly running after a toddler!
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