Harriet joined the International Development Department as a postgraduate researcher in 2020 and is part of BIFOR’s Forest Edge Doctoral Programme. Harriet has come to the social sciences via history (BA) and science communication (MSc), and her current work focuses on the effects of conservation initiatives on human and non-human forest users in Kenya. Using the global news media as a lens, Harriet's MSc final project explored the representation of African elephant conservation in African and UK newspapers, asking how the privileging or omission of certain voices and viewpoints in the media may impact elephant conservation policy and practice. Most recently, Harriet has been working for a global wildlife conservation charity, supporting the management of grant-funded programmes in Madagascar and India. Harriet is also a qualified field guide with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa having worked in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Harriet's research interests include the links between conservation, rural livelihoods and development; natural resource governance and management; and how local and global voices join forces, or lock horns, in response to conservation challenges, primarily in sub-saharan Africa.