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Associate Researcher, African Climate & Development Initiative and Climate System Analysis Group, University of Cape Town

Lorena has a doctorate from the University of Sheffield (UK), and has a strong background of both research and practice into interdisciplinary issues located at the society/environment nexus. She has worked as a researcher, consultant and practitioner on a variety of conservation, environmental change and management, climate adaptation, environmental governance and development issues. In the past Lorena worked for one of South Africa’s leading Expanded Public Works Programmes, where she developed first-hand experience of the realities of adapting the country to the impacts of climate change. Her broad research interests lie in behaviour change in the sustainable development field; her particular areas of focus are on individual, organizational and institutional change, decision-making, policy-making and communication in relation to climate change issues.


  • –present
    Research Coordinator - African Climate & Development Initiative - Climate Change Adaptation & Behaviour Change, University of Cape Town


  • 2008 
    University of Sheffield, PhD Geography