Kaisa is a Doctoral Researcher and a Grantham Scholar based at SPERI. Her research examines the intersection of national and international policy-making in biodiversity governance. She is the co-convener of SPERI’s Doctoral Researchers Network.

Before joining SPERI in 2016, Kaisa worked on global conservation policy at the United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in Cambridge, prior to which she completed a Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor’s at Aberystwyth University.

Research Interests

Kaisa’s doctoral research focuses on biodiversity loss and biodiversity policy-making. In particular, she is interested in how international biodiversity governance initiatives are translated at the national level. She will explore these issues in small island states in the Pacific.

In general, Kaisa’s interests vary from international political economy to sustainability issues, and Soviet domestic politics.