As an Associate Programme Office, Kiran works across a range of projects in the Business and Biodiversity team to support the integration of biodiversity in public and private sector decision making.
A key part of her role is conducting background research and data analysis to develop high quality outputs which communicate information on biodiversity to a range of audiences.
Kiran recently graduated in a MSc Conservation Biology at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. Her dissertation focussed on incorporating conservation within agri-businesses through a wildlife-friendly food certification scheme in Japan. She assessed willingness-to-pay and attitudes towards wildlife-friendly rice products, using a mixed methods approach.
She has a BSc in Biological Sciences with an Intercalated Year in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, where she completed her dissertation on the conservation of the Giant Galapagos Tortoise.
Kiran has also worked as a habitat surveyor in Indonesia, and with her local Butterfly Conservation and Ranger groups.