Matilda Dunn is a PhD student in the Centre for Environmental Policy investigating the environmental dimensions of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She is interested in how environmental issues underpin the delivery of the SDGs as a whole, as well as how biodiversity outcomes are currently integrated within the UN Systems. This work aims to provide a set of recommendations to achieve greater synergy, collaboration and coherence in the UN system’s work on the environment to support the delivery of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
This research is being conducted under the supervision of Dr Caroline Howe, senior lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Policy, and Mr Hossein Fadaei, Head of Secretariat for UN Environmental Management Group. Matilda is funded by ESRC and is affiliated with the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS-DTP).
Previously, Matilda was based in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science group at the University of Oxford where she focussed on research surrounding behaviour change interventions, impact evaluations and illegal wildlife trade. She holds an MSc with distinction in Conservation Science from Imperial College London and a BSc first-class honours in Zoology from the University of Exeter.