Nicola is a Scottish national, who joined Milieu as a Legal Researcher in March 2016. She holds a first class (Honours) Law Degree and a Master of Laws in Climate Change Law and Policy with distinction from the University of Strathclyde, where her Master’s thesis entitled ‘A Role for Strategic Litigation in Response to Transboundary Climate Change Induced Displacement’ was marked with honours. Her main interests lie in the areas of climate change and environmental policy.
Prior to joining Milieu, Nicola completed an internship with the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. The main focus of this internship was environmental policy research, with Nicola undertaking individual projects while also assisting with the formulation of academic publications and policy briefs. Additionally, she was involved in the Strathclyde Climate Change and Sustainability Project, which culminated in the development and provision of an internationally attended workshop on the interactions between the climate change and sustainable development regimes. Nicola also interned at the Sabin Centre for Climate Change at Columbia Law School in New York, at which she contributed to research involving international energy law, climate finance and climate change induced migration.
At Milieu, Nicola undertakes research on climate change and environmental policy for various projects. She is currently working on several European studies, framework contracts and projects covering topics such as the emissions trading system, climate adaptation, financial conformity checking and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.