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 Inclusivity Committee and the Sustainability 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.
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)