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Dr. Caitlin Douglas is an interdisciplinary scientist with an interest in enabling evidence-based decisions. She combines stakeholder consultation, expert opinion, model outputs and peer-reviewed and grey literature to provide expert advice on climate adaptation and the use of natural capital to build resilient landscapes.

Caitlin currently splits her time between three projects:

  • Expert advisor to UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on climate adaptation of UK food supply chain
  • Synthesising key outcomes and lessons learned from the climate services projects funded by UKRI’s UK Climate Resilience programme.
  • Project manager and researcher on ReSET, an R&D project on environmental intelligence to support green investments.

Previous projects include:

  • Embedded researcher at Space4Climate to help develop earth observation enabled climate services to improve UK food security.
  • Researcher on NAIAD, a large-consortium project focused on developing the business case for the use of nature based solutions to reduce flood risk.

She holds a PhD from King’s College London and the Institute of Zoology (Zoological Society of London). Her PhD research had an applied ecology focus and investigated the environmental and social effects of land-use/management decisions around the Swakop River in Namibia. She also holds an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation & Management from the University of Oxford, and a BSc in Geography from the University of Victoria (Canada). She is also a committee member for Access King’s, KCL’s staff disability inclusion network.

Research Interests

  • Climate adaptation
  • Evidence-based decisions
  • Climate resilience
  • Climate service development
  • Food systems
  • Environmental intelligence 

Further details

See Caitlin's research profile