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Research interests

An economist, social scientist and senior lecturer in global sustainability with particular expertise in group behaviour in socio-ecological interactions.

Research interests relate to the understanding and measurement of herd-behaviour and social norms, their impact on individual decision-making, well-being and resource entitlements. Her current research projects evolve around sustainable earnings, group inequality mapping, and cross-disciplinary approaches to climate justice.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Doctor of Philosophy, Exchange Entitlement Mapping: Theory and Evidence - An application to the maquiladora worker's identity in Mexico, University of Leeds

Award Date: 8 Mar 2010

External positions

Academic Reviewer, 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report, International Science Council

Jul 2022Sept 2022

Lead on Education and SDGs Taskforce, Earth System Governance Project

Jan 2022Feb 2004

Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project

2021 → …

Commissioner and Lead on Nature and Climate Crisis, Essex Renewal Project, Essex County Council



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