Sophie Haines

Research Member of Common Room

James Martin Fellow in Knowledge Use in Resource Management at the Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society (InSIS)

Sophie Haines is James Martin Fellow in Knowledge Use in Resource Management at the Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society (InSIS).  She completed her PhD in anthropology in 2011 at University College London.  Before joining InSIS, she was a researcher in the UK Parliament.  Sophie’s research focuses on social, political and institutional aspects of the management of natural hazards and resources in contexts of social and environmental change; she is interested in the interfaces of physical and social sciences, and of research and policy-making processes.

Sophie has carried out research on the impacts of development planning and projects (including highway upgrades and community forestry) in Belize, Central America, and is currently working with colleagues in the Physics department on an Oxford Martin School funded project on the usability of weather and climate forecasts.