Prof. Ali Watson, OBE is a co-founder of TGP and a professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, specialising in the role played by children in the international system and everyday activism in post-conflict settings.
Bennett Collins is a co-founder of TGP and a p PhD candidate at the School of International Relations of the University of St Andrews, specialising in state and structural violence waged against Indigenous communities.
Jenny joined TGP in 2020 as administrator and secretary to the advisory board. Based in the School of International Relations Jenny is responsible for assisting research and impact duties for both individual academic colleagues and the many research centres of the School. Previously Jenny has held a number of administration jobs and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Criminology.
Jamie joined TGP in 2018 while working with Ali Watson as a Laidlaw scholar at the University of St Andrews. Having graduated with a joint honours degree in Social Anthropology and International Relations in 2020, Jamie now studies Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford. Following his studies he will pursue an RA-funded research project, which uses digital storytelling to document the experiences of island communities facing climate change in the North Sea. Jamie’s goal is to create an open access online story-bank of community narratives to elevate frontline voices in global climate conversations.
Annabelle initially joined TGP as a research intern in 2017 before the Emerging Researchers Programme was established, and has coordinated TGP’s communications (including blog, website development and social media) since 2019. She graduated from the University of St Andrews with a joint honours degree in Social Anthropology and International Relations in 2018, and is now doing a double Master’s degree in Political Science and Environmental Policy, studying at SciencesPo in Paris and the Free University in Berlin.
Laoise is a 4th year undergraduate International Relations student at the University of St Andrew’s and joined TGP in 2020 as Emerging Researchers Programme (ERP) coordinator. This past summer (2020), Laoise conducted research as a Laidlaw scholar, under the supervision of Ali Watson. It discussed how non-profit NGO’s, whose work focuses on climate adaptation, work ethically with local communities in the face of climate change and other contextual challenges in Guatemala. Laoise’s other interests include refugee and forced migration studies, human rights and climate change policy.