Dr. Kate Gannon

Dr. Kate Gannon

Conservation and Development Research Officer Sustainable Development

Kate Gannon is a postdoctoral researcher in the Sustainable Development team at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. She has a background in human geography and science and technology studies and pursues interdisciplinary and problem-solving research that explores the interactions and relationship between climate and society. Her research is particularly focused on social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation, sustainable development and environmental protection, including in sub-Saharan Africa and among private sector actors. She holds a PhD in Human Geography from Kings College London and a MRes (distinction) and BSc (First class honours) from the University of East Anglia.

Kate is also a board member for the African Sustainability Network which advocates for sustainable development in East Africa through strategic partnerships. Kate’s professional activities have been affiliated with organisations including United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, WWF-Tanzania, African Conservation Centre, Overseas Development Institute, Innovation, Environnement et Développement Afrique (Senegal), Kenya Markets Trust, Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation and the University of Nairobi.