Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
  • Lecturer (Teaching)
  • Dept of Political Science
  • Faculty of S&HS
I have over 15 years of experience in international cooperation and policy through multiple research roles within academia, as well as my work with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). I joined UCL’s School of Public Policy in 2019 as a lecturer in Global Environmental Politics, International Public Policy and the Development Studies. I attained my PhD in Politics from the University of Manchester (July 2018). Entitled Defining Policy: Drivers of Climate Change Policy in Kenya, my thesis was based on extensive training in international political economy and is a thorough climate policy analysis on three levels: international, regional and national. Following my PhD, I was a research fellow in the War Studies Department, King’s College London and the London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre before joining UCL.
Research Summary
My research is focused on climate change, conflict and vulnerable populations – with an emphasis on human security and climate justice on the African Continent. Policy makers no longer speak of climate change solely in terms of environmental issues, but as a multiplying factor that has made its way into a broad spectrum of global political discourse, including narratives around conflict, peace and (in)security. My research links climate change to concepts of security within vulnerable populations. I achieve this by looking at diverse national and local experiences threatened by climate change. Additionally, my research examines the global climate negotiations, understanding how norms, values and rules constructed within the global climate regime have an influence on national policies. My current research project looks at the decarbonisation of the maritime sector in eastern and southern Africa. Shipping represents a significant source of GHG emissions and is important for the economic development of low-income countries. This project aims to support countries as they consider how to achieve GHG emissions reductions, including the co-development of concrete and realistic plans both for national and international decarbonisation actions, political buy-in for implementation of these actions as well as capacity development within country.
Teaching Summary
I teach on the Global Environmental Politics, International Public Policy and the Political Economy of Development courses. Supervision areas: Environmental and climate change politics; African studies and politics; Economic development and growth.
Some IRIS profile information is sourced from HR data as explained in our FAQ. Please report any queries concerning HR data shown on this page to hr-services@ucl.ac.uk.
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by