JM (Josephine) Chambers PhD

JM (Josephine) Chambers PhD

Josie Chambers is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group of Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Her research broadly examines the politics and implications of international conservation and development, with a focus on multi-scalar collaborative approaches to governance. At WUR, Josie is researching the mechanisms that can depoliticize dominant international conservation approaches, and exploring innovative approaches to institutional learning and change. She also lectures and supervises students on related topics in social and political theory. Josie was previously based at the University of Cambridge for seven years, completing an MPhil in Conservation Leadership, PhD in Geography, and two post-doctoral fellowships. Her work examined the politics driving a mismatch between win-win narratives of conservation success and project outcomes in the Peruvian Amazon. With the Luc Hoffmann Institute, she researched diverse approaches to co-producing knowledge, values and institutions around the world, from local to global contexts. Josie also holds an MSc in Integrated Resource Management from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois, and has worked on conservation projects in diverse settings in Latin America.