- Social Media Officer. 2020-2021
I am a third year PhD student based at the University of Leeds’ Priestley International Centre for Climate. My doctoral research comprises a community-led, real-time GIS and participatory mapping project (‘Tooniktoyok’), running from June 2018 – March 2021 and conducted in collaboration with the Hamlet of Ulukhaktok – an Inuit village in the Canadian Arctic’s Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Tooniktoyok has been designed by the community in order to address and better understand the multiple dynamic ways through which climate change and intersecting sociocultural, economic, and political factors, are affecting the region’s subsistence food system.
Alongside my PhD, I have also conducted research in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO). In 2019 this involved the production of a 25,000-word regional report addressing the issue of food security in the Arctic. The monograph presents collection of published Indigenous perspectives and definitions of food security, a summary of the most up-to-date food security statistics for the five major Arctic regions, and a knowledge synthesis of the drivers and determinants of food security at the circumpolar scale. Going in to 2021, I will be involved in the ‘COVID Observatories’ project, which aims to document Indigenous experiences of COVID-19, and the ways through which the novel coronavirus has and continues to affect Indigenous peoples’ food systems.