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Professor Katrina Brown

Professor of Social Science at the University of Exeter, UK. Katrina works at the interface between international development, environmental change and resilience. Her research focuses on how individuals and societies understand and respond to change, and their different capacities for adaptation and transformation. Committed to interdisciplinary research on sustainability, she has led several international research teams to examine environmental change and poverty alleviation in developing countries. Her 2016 book, ‘Resilience, Development and Global Change’ develops a human-centred perspective on resilience for development, highlighting resistance, rootedness and resourcefulness. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in geography and sustainable development, and when she is really lucky gets to spend time in Kenya working with NGOs like S.A.F.E. and learning from people about their experiences of, and aspirations for, change.