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Katrien Steenmans

Dr Katrien Steenmans is a postdoc at the Centre for Private Governance, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, on the Circular Supply Chains (CirCus) project investigating the legal risks of adopting extended producer responsibility and liability within private law and waste law to promote circular economies.

She was previously an Assistant Professor at Coventry Law School and Associate of the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University, as well as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Dickson Poon School of Law exploring the regulatory and policy frameworks that can enable public-private finance flows for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. Her doctoral research investigated the role of regulations, policies, and property rights in enabling waste exchanges between organisations.

Dr Steenmans has worked for the Urban Land Institute on climate change implications for real estate portfolio allocation, and on comparing housing affordability across European cities. She has also produced a report for the Civil Justice Council on civil justice issues. At University College London’s Department for Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy her research focused on barriers to climate action for cities, knowledge production and management within the urban governance context, and the governability of infrastructure resilience and fragility in cities.


  • 2022–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Copenhagen
  • 2020–2022
    Assistant professor, Coventry University
  • 2018–2020
    Lecturer, Coventry University
  • 2017–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, King's College London


  • 2018 
    University of Surrey, PhD in Law
  • 2013 
    Queen Mary University of London, LLM in Environmental Law
  • 2012 
    Nottingham Trent University, Legal Practice Course
  • 2012 
    Nottingham Trent University, LLB
  • 2011 
    Nottingham Trent University, Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 2010 
    University of Warwick, BSc in Mathematics