Natasha Grist specialises in climate change, agriculture, adaptation and international development, with a background in social and environmental science.
Natasha spent the last 2.5 years as Head of Research for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, developing strategy and commissioning research of a £15m 5 year applied research programme. Previously in ODI she worked on agriculture and climate change issues, including how agriculture is being framed in the international negotiations, adaptation planning at country level for the UN and IFAD, and research-policy making influence both in the UK and internationally.
Prior to joining ODI, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. Her PhD and MSc research was based in Brazilian Amazonia, focussing on links between livelihoods, urbanisation and natural resource management.