I joined Acclimatise after completing an MSc in Environmental Governance at the University of Manchester where I acquired a detailed understanding of UK and international climate change policy. My dissertation investigated the internal governance of climate change networks and how they work to shape policy.
In February 2012 I founded Get Resilient, an online web-magazine publishing articles and insights on the topic of resilience.
My interest in climate change stems from my experience working on environmental projects in Costa Rica. Since then I have worked within the ‘Adapting to Climate Change’ department at Defra, Friends of the Earth, and for the UK government's advisory body on climate change issues; The Energy and Climate Change Committee. I write on environmental issues and have had work published in the Ecologist magazine. I have also co-authored a research report for the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) and, in 2009, I was part of the UK youth delegation to the Copenhagen climate talks.
I also hold a BA in Geography from the University of Manchester.
Areas of expertise include:
- Climate change policy;
- Systems resilience;
- Climate governance networks;
- Communicating climate change; and
- Climate change and conflict.