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Caroline Ward
Postdoctoral Researcher



Caroline Ward is a post-doctoral researcher working on the relationships between socio-economic inequalities and the environment. Before starting at York, she worked at Leeds University on multiple projects linking local communities and conservation initiatives. Her PhD investigated local community participation in protected areas in Madagascar. Before starting her PhD at Leeds she completed an MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College, and worked on numerous conservation projects around the world.

Her research interests lie in equitable conservation and exploring the impacts that conservation can have on local communities


  • PhD Environmental Social Science
  • MSc Conservation Science
  • BSc Zoology



Caroline is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist, interested in understanding the relationships between improving human well-being and achieving conservation goals.

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Caroline Ward's publications

External activities


  • Society of Conservation Biology
  • Zoological Society of London
  • British Ecological Society

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Dr Caroline Ward
Postdoctoral Researcher

Tel: 01904 32(8990) Tue-Thurs