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Katrina Kendall

DPhil Student

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Centre for Sustainability Philippines
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

Interest and Background

I am pursuing a DPhil at Oxford University on how to measure the effectiveness of nature-based solutions. Through my research I aim to support leadership decision-making and financing to scale the adoption and successful implementation of nature-based solutions, with a focus on the Philippines and wider ASEAN region.

My research interests include interdisciplinary approaches that explore the nexus of social, economic and ecological systems to achieve sustainable development. I am passionate about biocultural conservation, inclusive scientific communication, and technology for conservation.

I have an interdisciplinary background working across technology, sustainable development and financial services. In recent years, I have focused my work on environmental challenges in the Philippines, such as biodiversity loss, climate change and threats to protected areas and the livelihoods of indigenous peoples. This has led me to work with various NGOs and government agencies including the German International Development Organisation (GIZ), Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Oceana. I have an MChem with environmental and sustainable chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, and have conducted research at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

Katrina Kendall