I am a PhD researcher in the Centre for Social and Economic Research for the Global Environment (CSERGE) and the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) research group. As an environmental scientist, I have developed a particular interest in nature-based solutions (NBS) and their application to address societal challenges in an increasingly warming world. So far, my research has largely focused on natural flood management (NFM), a type of NBS, where I have explored challenges to its uptake among the current UK flood management agenda. I now apply theory and practice from natural science, social science and environmental economics to scope and quantify the views and attitudes of the general public to the wider implementation of NFM in the UK.
Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a research assistant with the Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme at the University of Leeds. I have worked on projects which aim to translate existing environmental science to address complex catchment challenges in Yorkshire, including flooding, drought and environmental pollution. In September 2020, I graduated from the University of Leeds with a MSc in Climate Change and Environmental Policy. I also hold a First Class Degree in Geography from Newcastle University.