About my project
I am interested in the way that climate change science is constructed and used in international policy making. My project involves a detailed look at the structure and internal dynamics of the IPCC Assessment process and the changing representation of climate change science within these. I am particularly interested in the idea of policy relevance and what this means for the practices of climate knowledge and the relationship between science and policy. I am taking specific cases within the IPCC to explore these knowledge-politics in more detail. The project builds on theories of knowledge, expertise and science for policy.
I started my PhD in April 2014 and was enrolled in the ClimBEco Graduate Research School 2014–2016.
My main research interests are in international climate change science and politics, especially linking the scientific, political and social aspects of climate change and drawing links between local and global perspectives.
I come from a primarily social science background, but with a focus on environmental issues, in particular climate change. I have an MA degree in Environment, Politics and Globalisation from Kings College London (2012), and an MSci in Environmental Geography from the University of Bristol, UK, (2008).
My Masters degree projects, respectively, looked at discourses around 'technological fixes’ for climate change, in the context of Carbon Capture and Storage, and the representation of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report in the UK media, and uptake within the public.
I have participated in courses in environmental assessment, public understanding of science, climate change science, environmental politics and policy, as well climate modelling and quantitative and qualitative research methods.
I have also worked for several years as a consultant in an engineering company, providing guidance on sustainability issues in building projects, including; energy and water demand, CO2 emissions and energy options, waste reduction and material impacts.
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