PhD Student, Faculty of Science, The Open University
NERC-Funded CSaP Policy Intern (January 2016 - April 2016)
Adele was a NERC-funded Policy Intern with the Centre for Science and Policy for three months in 2016. She is in the third year of her PhD at The Open University, where her PhD research focuses on pollen-vegetation relationships in Ghana and pollen wall chemistry. This work helps to inform the interpretation of the pollen fossil record, which in turn aids our understanding of climate change over time.
Adele completed an MSc in Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants at Edinburgh in 2013 and has a BA in Natural Sciences (specialising in Plant Science and Ecology) from Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Adele tutors for The Brilliant Club, an educational charity that aims to widen access to highly-selective universities for pupils from under-represented groups.
You can read about Adele's experience as a Policy Intern here.