Research Intern
United Kingdom
01/01/2023 to 31/03/2023
Biographical Statement 

Amelia Brown was a (mainly virtual) research intern at UNU-CRIS. Amelia holds a bachelor of arts and science degree from Minerva University, where she focused on science communication, applied philosophy and environmental science. Her thesis analysed how we might learn from the success of true crime as a genre of media to communicate the severity of environmental crimes to the public more effectively. She is currently pursuing an Erasmus Mundus Join Master’s Programme in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES-STAR).

Amelia discovered her passion for environmental advocacy as a scholar at Pearson College UWC in Canada. She has been a research intern with the AquaVitae EU project, a multi-national consortium to recommend policies for the successful implementation and growth of low-trophic aquaculture projects. She has also researched the impact of COVID-19 on citizen science projects worldwide, providing recommendations to projects to make themselves more resilient.

Under the supervision of Nidhi Nagabhatla and as part of the Nature, Climate and Health cluster, Amelia’s work during her internship contributed to the Global Seaweed Star project, which aims to shape global seaweed policy and she also worked on a discourse analysis regarding the recent floods in Pakistan. She was in Bruges for a month end of January 2023/beginning of February 2023..