Katrien is a researcher on the "IP for Cities?" initiative as well as the "Informed Cities" research project at CLI. She previously worked on the C40-ARUP research and the "Urban Connections" project also at CLI.
Katrien’s previous work experience includes researching and updating a database on Member States’ reporting obligations for the European Environment Agency, and EDF Trading, where she researched tax obligations and compiled research guides for teams on relevant EU law. She is currently undertaking a PhD in law at the University of Surrey, where she also is an associate tutor. Her research investigates the roles of regulation and policy in enabling organisations to exchange waste and by-products in order to achieve economic, environmental and social benefits. This research is within the broader context of facilitating transitions towards more circular economies.
Katrien holds degrees from the University of Warwick (BSc mathematics), Nottingham Law School (Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course and LLB law) and Queen Mary University of London (LLM in environmental law).