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Academic Background


Isabel is a PhD researcher in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. Her research explores coastal climate change adaptation and governance, looking at the social and environmental implications of the Bacton and Walcott sandscaping scheme on the Norfolk coast. Prior to starting her PhD, Isabel worked in environmental consultancy as a researcher, and in the conservation sector in monitoring and evaluation. Isabel trained as an environmental scientist, and holds a masters in Climate Change and Environmental Policy, both from the University of Leeds.



Book Review: Environmental justice: key issues edited by Brendan Coolsaet, Abingdon, Routledge, 2020, ix + 341 pp., index, £120.00 (hardback); £32.99 (paperback), ISBN 9780367139933

Cotton, I., 28th December 2020. In: Environmental Politics, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2020.1865876

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