Dr Adriana Ford is the Centre Manager for the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society – a ten-year multidisciplinary research centre involving Imperial College, King's College, Royal Holloway and Reading.
She works three days a week at Imperial and two days at King's.
As Centre Manager, Adriana is responsible for:
- overseeing the operational and logistical needs
- monitoring the research progress and impacts
- supporting the development of the research programmes
- leading centre communications
- building networks and collaborations
Her background is in environmental sciences, predominantly in relationships between society and the environment, including health and well-being, attitudes and values, and sustainable development.
Prior to joining the Centre, she worked on wetlands, fisheries/coastal communities, invasive species, ecosystem services, and community-based wildlife management.
PGCAP, University of York (2013)
PhD, Env. Management, University of York (2012)
MSc, Env. Technology, Imperial College London (2005)
BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (2003)
Research Fellow, University of Greenwich (2015-2019)
Teaching and Research Fellow, Environment Department, University of York (2011-2015)
Research and Communications Officer, Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative, Tanzania (2006-2007)