Kathryn Brown is an SEI Affiliated Researcher with SEI Oxford. She is the Interim Director for Climate Action at the Wildlife Trusts, leading on the Wildlife Trusts’ external position, advocacy, and internal work programme on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Prior to this she was Head of Adaptation at the Climate Change Committee, managing the Secretariat to the Adaptation Committee, and leading the production of the UK’s third independent assessment of UK Climate Risk and analytical work on progress in adapting to climate change.
Prior her work with the Climate Change Committee, she worked at the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, addressing issues on international negotiations, adaptation evidence and carbon budgets.
Kathryn has degree in Biological Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Ecology and International Development from University College London. She was the recipient of a research fellowship at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.
Her research interests include climate change adaptation; risk assessment; decision-making under uncertainty; monitoring and evaluation frameworks; and natural environment, natural capital and health.