Kate brings experience and expertise of working within academia, local authority, statutory government agencies, consultancies (large and small), and third sector organisations. She has first-hand knowledge of tackling environmental and sustainability issues across a range of sectors, particularly land use and land use change, agri-food, local policy, community and charity, education, business, and spatial planning.
Kate is passionate about delivering sustainability, biodiversity, and climate solutions both at policy and practice level, in particular working with communities, businesses, and land owners.
Kate's background in sustainable rural land use matters has informed her PhD research which focuses on the potential for simplified natural capital approaches to address climate and ecosystem service crisis in rural environments in the UK. Natural capital is a new approach to addressing some of our key sustainability issues by promoting the role that nature plays in supporting human populations.