Email Kate Elizabeth Gannon


Research topic
  • Sustainable development

  • Kate Elizabeth Gannon

    Research Officer

    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.


    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
    Research article  5 January, 2018

    Hydrological Response and Complex Impact Pathways of the 2015/2016 El Niño in Eastern and Southern Africa

    The 2015/2016 El Niño was one of the three most severe on record. El Niño is commonly linked to droughts in southern Africa and extreme rainfall in eastern Africa but … read more »


    Working paper  28 September, 2017

    Geoengineering at the ‘edge of the world’: exploring perceptions of ocean fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

    This paper describes an opportunistic case study of the 2012 Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s ocean fertilization project. read more »

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    Policy report  31 July, 2017

    Private Sector Adaptation Strategies: How SMEs start to respond to Senegal's semi-arid zones (In French)

    Although research on climate change adaptation has been conducted on households and communities, particularly in Senegal’s semi-arid lands (SALs), very little attention has been paid to the local private sector, … read more »

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