Alison Hoare is a senior research fellow of Chatham House, with expertise in forest governance, natural resource use and community forestry.
She leads a programme of work on illegal logging and forest governance and is also engaged in research on environmental crime 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.
Areas of expertise
- Natural resource use and governance
- Illegal logging and timber trade
- Forest governance, carbon markets and climate change
- Ethnobiology and community forestry
|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|
- Managing the Risk of Stranded Assets in Agriculture and Forestry Research paper 11 July 2016
- Improving Legality Among Small-Scale Forest Enterprises: The Role of National-Level Indicators Within the SDGs Research paper 16 March 2016
- Tackling Illegal Logging and the Related Trade: What Progress and Where Next? Chatham House Report 15 July 2015
- Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Malaysia Research paper 21 January 2015
- Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Cameroon Research paper 21 January 2015
- Methodology for Estimating Levels of Illegal Timber- and Paper-sector Imports: Estimates for China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, the US and Vietnam Research Paper Appendix 25 November 2014
- Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Ghana Research paper 29 October 2014
- Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Indonesia Research paper 29 October 2014
- EUTR Competent Authority Survey Research paper 1 April 2014
- Europe’s Forest Strategy in the Next Decade: Options for the Voluntary Partnership Agreements Research paper 1 April 2014
- Action on Forest Governance Can Play a Critical Role in Britain’s Post-Brexit International Development Strategy 20 March 2017
- How the New Indonesia-EU FLEGT Licence Can Contribute to the Sustainable Development Agenda 15 November 2016
- Paris Climate Agreement Brings New Types of Stranded Asset Risks 11 July 2016
- Sustainable Development Goals Can Transform Small-Scale Forestry 15 March 2016
- China is Both a Major Cause and Potential Solution to Illegal Logging 17 July 2015
- Illegal Logging: Are We Making Progress? 12 July 2013