Katy Davis

Katy Davis


I am a PhD student working with Professor James Ford and Dr Claire Quinn at the University of Leeds and Professor Sherilee Harper at the University of Alberta.  I study how social and environmental processes interact to create unsafe conditions on the land and sea ice in the North American Arctic.

This research will be conducted as part of the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change (IHACC) project. This is a multi-year, trans-disciplinary, community-based initiative working with remote Indigenous populations in the Peruvian Amazon, Canadian Arctic, and Uganda to examine the health effects of climate change and develop an evidentiary base for adaptation.

I have a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London, in which I focused on the gender-specific impacts of climate change on health.



Research interests

I have experience in the use of qualitative, participatory and quantitative research methods for global health research and an interest in creative, mixed-methods and collaborative research. Other research interests include disaster research, intersectionality, gender, critical health geography, and participatory research.

Projects and Groups:


  • MSc Global Health and Development
  • BSc Neuroscience