Laura Picot

Academic Profile

I hold an MSc Environment and Development (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and a BSc Biology (First Class) from Durham University. I won the MSc Best Dissertation Prize for my work on the gendered impacts of climate shocks on farmers in Tanzania. Prior to coming to Oxford, I was a Senior Associate consultant at PwC, working on land use, international development and green finance.

Current Research

I am interested in the interactions between male and female smallholder farmers and forest landscapes in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly looking at agricultural expansion. My research involves interdisciplinary mixed methods at different geographical scales, for example, carrying out local interviews and analysing macro-scale remotely sensed data.


Coming soon.