Katriona McGlade

PhD Researcher


Katriona is a PhD student at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on justice in climate adaptation and coastal policy with an emphasis on participation and knowledge politics. In her PhD thesis on coastal climate adaptation in Scottish island communities, she uses feminist and decolonial research practice to explore issues of recognition and epistemic justice.


Katriona has extensive experience in coastal and marine policy as well as stakeholder-centred approaches and the co-production of knowledge for climate adaptation. She has a strong interest in equity and justice in relation to policy interventions and knowledge use. Along these themes she has conducted studies on the gender dimensions of coastal adaptationaccess and benefit sharing of genetic resourcesintellectual property rights and poverty reductionmaladaptive water resource management, as well as biodiversity and wellbeing. She was involved in the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report as a contributing author to the work on Gender, Climate Justice and Transformative Pathways.

Research themes: Accelerating social transitions and Building Resilience.