Interests and expertise
I am responsible for expanding the interactive global map of NbS case studies to showcase best practice NbS case studies in the UK and globally. Through this platform, I aim to make nature-based solutions – along with their methods, governance structures, funding mechanisms, research insights, and more – readily accessible to practitioners, funders, and researchers alike.
As a trained dialogue facilitator and experienced public speaker, I place a strong emphasis on effective science communication. I am enthusiastic about facilitating greater collaboration and knowledge exchange, ultimately advancing the implementation of these innovative approaches worldwide.
I hold an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford and a BSc Honours in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UBC. My research on urban smooth-coated otter ecology and human-wildlife interactions culminated in my publication of findings in the Journal of Mammalogy and influenced wildlife management strategies.
Science communication has always been at the core of my endeavours. I initiated a Southeast-Asia wide symposium in 2022, facilitating collaboration among over 200 youth from 13 countries and conservation professionals. In my previous role at the National Parks Board Singapore, I developed educational programmes for over 300 schools and orchestrated a nationwide exhibition highlighting contributions of local nature groups.
Growing up in Singapore and researching its wildlife, from the playful smooth-coated otters to the elusive pangolins, I developed a profound appreciation for the need to implement conservation strategies with the full engagement of local communities. This awareness underscores my commitment to exploring and implementing nature-based solutions that benefit both people and biodiversity.
Scaling-up nature-based solutions in the UK
There is an urgent need to develop realistic landscape-scale assessments of the implementation potentials of NbS that maximise potential synergies between climate change and biodiversity goals, manage[...] Read more
Interactive global map of good practice nature-based solutions
To enhance awareness and understanding of NbS, and showcase good practice, we are developing an interactive online global map. The first version, which was launched at COP26, includes 110 cases from o[...] Read more