Kathryn is the Head of Adaptation at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), and leads the secretariat that supports the Adaptation Committee.  The CCC is the UK Government’s independent adviser on climate change.  The Adaptation Committee provides advice to the Government on climate risks and opportunities, and reports to Parliament on adaptation progress.


Kathryn has a degree in Biological Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a MSc in International Development from UCL. Kathryn has worked on climate change policy and evidence for 15 years.  Prior to moving to the CCC, she spent 10 years at Defra working on international negotiations, adaptation evidence and carbon budgets.  Kathryn also held a research fellowship at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London in 2017-18.

Research interests

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Risk assessment
  • Natural environment, natural capital and health
  • Monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Decision making under uncertainty


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