Julia D.

South Africa


My current position is Senior Research Assistant for ASSAR Southern Africa, a 5-year research project coordinated by the African Climate & Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town (UCT). ASSAR uses insights from multiple-scale, interdisciplinary work across semi-arid regions in Africa and Asia to improve the understanding of the barriers, enablers and limits to effective, sustained and widespread adaptation to climate change out to the 2030s. Prior to this, I worked as a freelance consultant in the environmental management sector and conducted research for the Water Research Commission. I have an MSc focused in Climate Change and Sustainable Development and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental and Geographical Science from UCT. I am developing a strong passion for both academic and non-academic writing and wish to build a career in applied research.


  • climate change
  • research & development
  • project support
  • development
  • africa
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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