Alison Hoare

Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme


Alison Hoare is a senior research fellow of Chatham House, with expertise in international forestry policy, forest governance, and natural resource use and trade. She has also conducted research on sustainable investment standards, infrastructure and climate change.

She has previously worked with a range of environmental and forestry organisations, undertaking research, policy analysis and project management.

She has a BSc in botany from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in ethnobiology from the University of Kent.

Past experience

2011 - date Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House
2006 - 2011 Associate Fellow, Chatham House
2008 - 2010 Project Manager, Forests Monitor
2004 - 2006 Research Consultant
2002 - 2003 Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent
1998 - 2002 PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent
1997 - 1998 M.Phil. Candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
1993 - 1997 People and Plants Initiative, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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