Mieke Thierens

Mieke has a PhD in Geology (National University Ireland, Cork) and a Master in Political and Social Science (Conflict and Development studies, Ghent University). She has previously worked as an academic researcher on international palaeo-climate and marine sedimentology projects (AWI Bremerhaven and Columbia University New York) and as a project administrator for the Development Education Service of the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD). Mieke is fascinated by the interactions between ”the natural” and “the human” and how data-based knowledge and knowledge transfer can actively contribute to a more sustainable world. In 2017, she contributed to IPIS as a Communications volunteer before joining its research team in July 2018.