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Academic Background

In July 2019 I graduated from UEA with a first-class BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geography and Climate Change with a Year in Industry. As part of my undergraduate degree I completed a 12-month internship in Network Rail's Environment and Sustainable Development team, where I collaborated to design and deliver environmental risk mitigation strategies that involved collecting, visualising and communicating national data using focus groups and GIS. I was awarded the Robin Bolton Memorial Prize for 'the best undergraduate dissertation on climate change'. My dissertation was supervised by Professor Andrew Lovett. I designed a GIS-based climate impact model analysing baseline causes of observed English sugar beet land-use patterns and projected future land-use suitability under climate change. I collaborated with the British Beet Research Organisation to assess the implications of projected climate impacts on national infrastructure, crop yields, and individual grower behaviour. 

In August 2020 I completed a Masters by Research (MRes) in Social Science Research Methods and graduated with a Distinction. In my Master’s dissertation I used mixed-methods, specifically longitudinal quantitative text analysis using RStudio and content analysis using NVivo, to analyse trends in the climate change policy recommendations put to UK Government between 2009 and 2020. I was awarded the MRes in Social Science Research Methods Prize for Achievement for being 'one of the top three performing students on the degree'.

I am now working to complete a PhD on UK climate change governance funded by the ESRC and supervised by Professors Andy Jordan and Irene Lorenzoni. My research is focussed on assessing the impact of the recommendations from the UK Climate Change Committee on UK climate policy. My PhD research will also examine the multiple roles of the CCC in monitoring, reporting, evaluating and advising on UK progress towards national and international climate change targets.    

In 2022 I completed a Research Fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. I wrote a policy briefing on palliative and end of life care for MPs and Peers.

I am interested in climate change governance, politics and policy making, particularly how best to communicate climate science to governments and policy makers for effective mitigation and adaptation action.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 202031 Oct 2023

Award Date: 31 Oct 2023

Master of Research, University of East Anglia

1 Sep 201930 Sep 2020

Award Date: 30 Sep 2020

Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia

1 Sep 201524 Jul 2019

Award Date: 24 Jul 2019

External positions

Research Fellow, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

25 Apr 20221 Aug 2022

Managing Editor, Sentio journal

1 Dec 202031 Oct 2021

Assurance intern, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

1 Jul 201931 Aug 2019

Environment and Sustainable Development intern, Network Rail

1 Sep 201731 Aug 2018