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Dr Lindsay Walker

Dr Lindsay Walker

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Geoffrey Pope 


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


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 and am currently employed on a European Research Council 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 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 - University of Exeter GCRF Facilitation Fund - Conserving livelihoods and ecosystems: Providing evidence-informed practical implications of how to promote sustainable land management in challenging environments (PI)

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

2019University of Exeter GCRF Partnership Development Award (PI)

2018 University of Bristol Enterprise and Impact Development Fund (co-I)

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





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