Kim Vender

Coastal Restoration Project Coordinator


Kim has vast research experience in the fields of climate change policy-making and specialised in the international politics of climate change with a focus on developing countries. She is highly interested in the processes that translate global goals into local actions. Prior to joining the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability in 2022, she volunteered with the department, investigating urban climate change adaptation, biodiversity, and blue carbon. In her current role, Kim coordinates the planning and implementation of a coastal restoration project in Southeast Scotland and supports the department's Biodiversity Literacy Training.


Kim holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh.

Research summary

Contact for information on the University's engagement with blue carbon ecosystems and marine biodiversity.