Siân is a research associate in the Energy, Environment and Resources (EER) Department at Chatham House, where she works on sustainability issues and low-carbon transition with an emphasis on energy and extractives. Her research includes climate-related risks and green growth strategies in resource-driven economies, and China’s international engagement around energy, resources and low-carbon development. She also plays a key role in development of the Chatham House Resource Trade Database.
Prior to joining Chatham House, she worked as an analyst for a risk consultancy, where she advised international organizations and companies on environmental, social and governance factors, and developed risk indices and mapping tools.
She holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Areas of expertise
- Climate risk and green growth in resource-driven economies
- China and global resources investment, trade and governance
- Low-carbon, energy and industrial policy
|2011-2013||Analyst, Africa, Maplecroft|
|2009-2010||MSc International Relations, London School of Economics|
|2004-2007||BSc Politics and Sociology, University of Bristol|
- Left Stranded? Extractives-Led Growth in a Carbon-Constrained World Research paper 17 June 2016
- Navigating the New Normal: China and Global Resource Governance DRC and Chatham House Joint Report 28 January 2016
- Enhancing Engagement Between China and the EU on Resource Governance and Low-Carbon Development Research paper 23 June 2015
- Investing in Stability: Can Extractive-Sector Development Help Build Peace? Research paper 19 June 2015
- Cartels and Competition in Minerals Markets: Challenges for Global Governance Research paper 19 December 2014