Monica Di Gregorio

Associate Professor in Environmental Politics and Governance, University of Leeds

Monica Di Gregorio

Monica is Associate Professor in Environmental Politics and Governance, University of Leeds.

Her current research examines contentious environmental politics and development and is centred on environmental movements and policy networks. She also works on climate change policy in developing countries with a focus on national level REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) policy strategies and adaptation-mitigation linkages in the land use sector.



Monica has worked on natural resources governance and much of her work relates to forest resources. Prior to joining SRI in 2011, Monica was a fellow in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her work at LSE focused on environmental activism around forest tenure issues in Indonesia.

Before joining LSE, she worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on institutions and natural resource management, with a particular focus on property rights and collective action issues.

She has a background in International Development (LSE) and Development Economics (MSc, SOAS) and a regional interest in Southeast Asia.


Research interests

•    Environmental movements and development;
•    Environmental policy networks;
•    Natural resource governance;
•    Climate change mitigation, adaptation and land use.

Research articles

Working papers