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Name: Dr Sophie Haines

Affiliation: University of Oxford (Institute for Science, Innovation and Society)

Contact details: sophie.haines@insis.ox.ac.uk

Statement of interest: My research focuses on environmental knowledge and decision-making in contexts of social and ecological change. I am interested in the interfaces of anthropology and science and technology studies, of natural and social sciences, and of research and policy-making processes. To date my research has explored perceptions of the environment, changing livelihoods, conservation practice, infrastructural development, and the use of scientific predictions for resource and hazard management. She has carried out ethnographic fieldwork and interview-based studies in Belize, Kenya, and the UK.

Geographical/topical area of interest: Central America (Belize), Europe (UK), East Africa (Kenya) development & environment, infrastructure, weather & climate change, science & society