Kate Elizabeth Gannon

Research Officer, LSE

Kate Elizabeth Gannon

Kate is a postdoctoral researcher working on the NERC funded El Niño project, which explores impacts and responses to the recent El Niño in East and Southern Africa. She is also working on project 4 of PRISE (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies), which examines the role of the private sector/multi-stakeholder partnerships in climate change adaptation and climate resilient development.

Background

Prior to joining Grantham, Kate completed her PhD at King’s College London where she explored public perceptions of geoengineering and ecological worldviews through an ethnographic case study of the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation. Kate also holds a Masters of Environmental Social Science Research and a BSC Environmental Geography and International Development from the University of East Anglia.

Research interests

  • Climate change adaptation and development, including the role of the private sector
  • Climate risk and hydropower
  • Sub-Saharan Africa and climate change
  • Participation and geoengineering