Dr Alison Hoare

Associate Fellow, Environment and Society Centre

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Alison is an independent policy analyst, with expertise in international forest policy and natural resource governance. She holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Kent in the UK. Alison worked at Chatham House between 2008 and 2022, where she was engaged in research on the role of international aid and trade in shaping land-use reforms and decision-making, and led a programme of work on forest governance and illegal logging.

She previously worked with a number of non-governmental organizations in the forest and land-use sectors, focusing on community forestry and land and resource rights.

Past experience

2022-presentIndependent policy analyst
2011-22Senior research fellow, Chatham House
2008-10Project manager, Forests Monitor 
2004-11Associate fellow, Chatham House and independent consultant