about me

I am currently a Research Fellow on Inclusive Net Zero at Oxford Net Zero (ONZ) and based at the Institute for Science Innovation and Society (InSIS) and completing an ESRC COP26 Fellowship at the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) at the University of York.

At ONZ, I lead research on understanding how countries and actors in the Global South are thinking about Net Zero and climate change and will be looking to inform policy debates on how Net Zero can be made more inclusive.

For the COP26 Fellowship, I am working on understanding the delivery of climate finance for adaptation and what this means for discussions at the UNFCCC 26th Conference of Parties beyond.

Prior to joining InSIS, I was a Research Associate at the University of York. I have also worked with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) which is an international climate finance institution, and with Mercy Corps and CARE International which are NGOs. My previous work has focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is now slowly expanding to focus different regions in the Global South.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Climate justice, equity and climate finance, University of Reading (UK), 2020

  • Master of Science, Climate Change and Development, University of Sussex (UK), 2014

  • Bachelor of Science, Meteorology, University of Nairobi (Kenya), 2012

Research interests

  • Climate finance

  • Climate justice and equity; Just transitions to low carbon in the Global South

  • Governance of climate change adaptation in the Global South

  • Gender transformations in development

Other Affiliations

  • Oxford Net Zero Research Fellow, St John's College, University of Oxford

  • Scotia Fellow, Scotia Group