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Dr Lindsay Walker

Dr Lindsay Walker

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Newman Lower Ground Floor (The Cave)


I am interested in exploring how culture and ecology may shape the implementation and success of institutional 'rules' in societies. I work with pastoral communities in Kenya to understand governance in community-based resource management. I am currently employed on a European Research Council (ERC) grant and an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant awarded to Dr Thomas Currie. 

I am also passionate about evidence-informed decision-making, and strive to ensure my research has impactful outcomes and outputs. I have experience working with all four UK legislative bodies and writing for policy-focused audiences.

I am a member of the CLES Cornwall Inclusivity Committee.

I am a Mental Health First Aid Champion.


2019. PgCert Africa & International Development, University of Edinburgh

2016. PhD Biological Sciences, University of Exeter

2009. BSc Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh


2019 - present. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter.

2017 - 2019. Research Associate, Cardiff University. 

2018. Knowledge Exchange Fellow, University of Exeter. 

2015. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Fellow, UK Parliament.


Research projects

2020 - Novel application of technology to strengthen governance of a pastoral food system and attract commercial investment (co-I with Dr Thomas Currie) - University of Exeter GCRF Translation Award

2020 - Understanding the processes and mechanisms underpinning policy co-creation in Kenya (PI) - University of Exeter ESRC IAA Project Co-creation Award

2020 - Conserving livelihoods and ecosystems: Providing evidence-informed practical implications of how to promote sustainable land management in challenging environments (PI) - University of Exeter GCRF Facilitation Fund

2020-2021 - A cultural landscape approach to improve governance of pastoral food systems in East Africa and Beyond (named post-doc; PI Dr Thomas Currie) - Arts and Humanities Research Council​ 

2019 - University of Exeter GCRF Partnership Development Award (PI)

2018 - University of Bristol Enterprise and Impact Development Fund (co-I with Dr Lindsey Pike)

2018 - University of Exeter ESRC IAA (named post-doc; PI Dr Natalia Lawrence)





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