Interests and expertise
I conduct interdisciplinary research at the nexus of climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity and development, on nature-based solutions in tropical regions in Southeast Asia, with a focus on the Philippines. I am interested in regenerative paradigms, transdisciplinarity, innovation for climate change and development (including blockchain technology), governance, and promoting diversity and inclusion in science. Previously, I have conducted multi-stakeholder communication and capacity strengthening projects focused on protected areas, conservation and indigenous peoples’ rights through work with the Philippine Department of Environment & Natural Resources, ASEAN Centre of Biodiversity, GIZ and Oceana. Overall, my goal is to champion transformative change by providing evidence to support solutions in policy and practice that tackle our ecological and climate crises and improve human wellbeing.
My background is 9 years of international experience in consulting, sustainability and technology, having worked and completed projects in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, and the US. I hold a MChem (Hons) in Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, with research conducted at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Understanding the value and limits of NbS to address climate change and other development challenges in the Philippines
This research presents a country-specific review of NbS in the Global South: This work investigates the Philippines' existing evidence for NbS effectiveness to address societal challenges, explores th[...] Read more