Biography

Jocelyn Perry

Jocelyn Perry

DPhil in Public Policy Student (2021)

Jocelyn’s doctoral research focuses on community engagement in climate adaptation policymaking, including what types of and whether greater participation improve outcomes and resilience. She is also interested in the complexities of climate-induced displacement and mobility as adaptation. 

Prior to joining the Blavatnik School of Government, Jocelyn managed a research theme on migration, urbanisation, and climate change at the global public policy hub of the University of Pennsylvania, and previously worked as a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow with the Malawian Department of Refugees, for the Social Science Research Council African Peacebuilding Network, and in disaster response and community development in Chicago. 

Originally from Philadelphia, Jocelyn received a BA in International Relations and Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and an MPhil in International Relations and Politics with Distinction from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar.