Before joining the SEI team, Jennifer was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Leuphana Lüneburg, working on the TRANSFORM project and GLOCULL: Globally and Locally-sustainable food-water-energy innovation in Urban Living Labs. Their research knowledge focuses on multi-actor learning in contexts of resilience and wider sustainability challenges of stressed environments and communities such as climate disadvantage and social injustice. They are particularly interested in fostering creative practices that can enable pathways towards transformative futures, particularly around aspects of resilience and consciousness.
Jennifer holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Dundee, Scotland which focused on multi-actor learning in disaster risk reduction contexts in collaboration with the Scottish Government Resilience Division. Prior to this, Jennifer obtained an MRes in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews, investigating how resilience framing influences effective policy implementation.