Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
Alison Hoare

Contact information

+ 44 (0)207 314 3651


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

Past experience

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