Katrina Marsden is a Senior Manager Biodiversity at adelphi. She leads projects, client relations and project acquisition in the area of biodiversity and nature protection. For the last twelve years, she has worked on the cross-overs and conflicts between land use and nature policy. More recently, she has been focusing on coexistence between people and large carnivores through supporting participatory processes with stakeholders. Katrina also has a strong interest in the influence of policy change on high nature value (low intensity) farming systems. She is specialised in policy analysis from the European to the local governance levels and in engaging stakeholders in the policy-making and implementing processes.
Katrina has extensive experience in planning and managing projects for a range of clients. At adelphi, she works in particular with the European Commission, DG Environment. Her professional focus lies on the analysis of the effects of nature and land use policy on biodiversity. She has detailed knowledge of European nature and rural policy and the interactions between these policy areas. She is experienced in analysing policy developments, examining lines of argument, and providing critiques.
Katrina has worked with a number of different networks and interest groups over the course of her career including national stakeholder groups, NGO networks, EU expert groups, and parliamentary committees. She is also experienced in communication of biodiversity and land use policy issues, for example by producing briefings for politicians and communication materials aimed at stakeholders or the general public.
Before starting at adelphi, Katrina Marsden was a Senior Researcher at the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). There, she informed Scottish politicians and parliamentary committees on changes in rural and fisheries policy and their potential effects in the area. Before that, she worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the largest conservation charity in the UK, as Agriculture and Rural Development Policy Officer in Scotland. Katrina also worked for Ecologic Institute in Berlin as a researcher in the area of agriculture and biodiversity.
Katrina has a First Class degree in Earth Sciences at Oxford University and a Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management from the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. For her masters’ thesis, she focused on changes in agri-environment schemes and their impacts on the environment.