Natasha Chamberlain

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University of Exeter

PhD in Human Geography, researching the geo-political outcomes of adaptive responses to climatic hazards by Ethiopian pastoralists.

Funded by a Doctoral Fellowship from the AXA Research Fund



University of East Anglia

MSc Environment and International Development

Postgraduate research training accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Modules included: Understanding Environmental Change; Research Techniques and Analysis; Policies and Issues in Environment and Development; Education and Development; Conflict, Peace and Security.

Dissertation on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change amongst traditional fishing communities, based on primary fieldwork undertaken in South West England


University of Newcastle upon Tyne

BA (Hons) Archaeology

Specialisation in indigenous peoples, traditional knowledge and cultural heritage management.

Modules include: Archaeological Fieldwork; Artefacts in Archaeology; Anthropology; Human Evolution; Ethnoarchaeology; Museums and Heritage; Archaeological Theory; Archaeological Science; Prehistoric Britain and Europe.

Dissertation – Awarded a first-class grade, and undertaken on the rock art and cultural heritage of traditional nomadic herding communities in western Mongolia.


Professional/research experience

January 1 2009 - June 1 2010:

University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Assistant in the Department of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne

Primary researcher for an Australian Research Council funded project on vulnerability and  adaptation to climate change in the small island developing states of the South Pacific.

January 1 2009 - June 1 2010:

Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Climate change adaptation advisor to the policy team of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition's 'Project Survival Pacific'.


February 1 2008 - June 1 2008:

Burung Indonesia/Junior Achievement Worldwide

Project Officer on a sustainable rural livelihoods and environmental education project in northern Sulawesi, Indonesia