Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
Laura Wellesley

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Laura works across issues relating to food security and climate change. Laura was previously a project coordinator at Chatham House, managing the EER department's project on forest governance and illegal logging and undertaking related research. 

Prior to joining Chatham House, Laura worked as a researcher at Global Witness, with a focus on mineral extraction and governance in Afghanistan. She has an MSc in Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Spanish) from the University of Cambridge. 

Areas of expertise

  • Food security
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable diets
  • Alternative proteins

Past experience

2014-17Research Associate, Food Security and Climate Change, Chatham House
2013-14Project Coordinator, Forest Governance & Natural Resources, Chatham House
2012-13Researcher, Global Witness
2011-12MSc Africa and International Development, University of Edinburgh
2006-10MA Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge