Laure Joanny

Department of Politics and International Relations

PhD research student

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Laure Joanny
Department of Politics and International Relations
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

Laure was awarded a European Research Council PhD Studentship at the University of Sheffield to conduct research on green monitoring technologies as part of the BIOSEC project. She started her studies in February 2017.

Laure’s doctoral research focuses on the increasing use of digital technologies, such as law enforcement monitoring software, for conservation purposes. She seeks to understand how these algorithmic technologies transform what information and skills are relied upon to protect biodiversity and how conservation is carried out.


Laure holds an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and Economics from the Paris Sciences et Lettres University, France and an MSc in Environment, Politics and Development from SOAS, University of London. She has a strong interest in understanding the ways in which digital technologies redefine our relationship with our environment and attempts to conserve it. She wrote her MSc dissertation on whether the use of digital technologies could lead to more inclusive conservation decisions through citizen science.

Research interests

PhD Topic: Monitoring technologies and the governance of conservation

Supervisors: Prof. Rosaleen Duffy and Prof. Dan Brockington


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