Fiona joined Keep Scotland Beautiful in 2018 as a Development Officer for the Climate Challenge Fund and is responsible for supporting communities in the development of projects that seek to reduce carbon emissions. She guides, advises and monitors grant recipients during stages of project implementation.
Prior to joining us, Fiona completed a PhD in Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews looking specifically at adaptation to climate change in the Scottish Islands. Her research focused on identifying community-level priorities for adapting to the impacts of climate change in small island communities across Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles. Through her doctoral work, Fiona gained experience in stakeholder and community engagement along with partnership working. Fiona brings knowledge of climate change adaptation measures and expertise in community-level issues in relation to tackling climate change in Scotland.
Alongside her doctoral research, Fiona worked for nine years in the geoscience industry where she managed a variety of projects and delivered outcomes for clients with high levels of accuracy and quality.
Fiona has an MSc in Coastal System Management from the University of Glasgow and an MA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Dundee.