Contact Dr Kenisha Garnett

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental Policy
  • Managing Corporate Sustainability
  • Natural Capital
  • Waste Management and Resource Efficiency

Background

Dr Kenisha Garnett’s expertise is in futures analysis, strategic risk assessment, and stakeholder and public engagement. Her current research is developing underpinning robust foresight and futures methodologies that link evidence-based strategic risk with value judgements to assess system resilience and the robustness of policies and approaches for the green economy. 

Kenisha has led the development of medium and large scenarios projects and designed and delivered  horizon scanning programmes, focused on the long-term sustainability of environment and food systems, and supported a UK pan-governmental futures partnership. Kenisha has previous international experience, primarily in the field of environmental management and engineering, through projects in Latin America and the Caribbean region funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. Kenisha's expertise is at the intersection of society and the environment, combining fundamental and applied engineering with social science skills and a sound knowledge of deliberative strategies for stakeholders (including communities) involvement in the development of public policy.

Kenisha has a PhD in Waste Management Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, MA in Social Science Research Methods, MSc(Eng.) in Environmental Engineering and Project Management, and a BEng. in Civil Engineering.

Current activities

Recent projects 

2019 - 2020. University-Industry Links Foresight for Food. Train the trainers project: building a strategic roadmap for the Thai food industry. British Council Thailand and Food Innopolis.

2018 - ongoing. Secretariat service for an EU foresight system to detect emerging environmental issues. DG Environment, European Commission.

2017 - 2018. Membership of the European Food Safety Agency's (EFSA) Standing Working Group on Emerging Risks

2017 - 2018. Characterisation of emerging environmental issues related to 'New Technologies in the Urban Environment'. DG Environment, European Commission.

2016 - 2017. Research and development of a horizon scanning toolkit. Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

2014 - 2015. Review of the application of the precautionary principle in EU law and case law. Syngenta. 

2012 - 2014. Strategic foresight research to analyse the long-term sustainability of environmental and food systems and support to a pan-government futures partnership led by Defra 

Clients

Recent
  • British Council Thailand
  • Food Innopolis
  • European Commission (DG Environment)
  • European Food Safety Agency (EFSA)
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

Previous
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Defra
  • Environment Agency
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • CAMERAS
  • Syngenta

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

Books

  • Burgess PJ, den Herder M, Dupraz C, Garnett K, Giannitsopoulos M, Graves AR, Hermansen JE, Kanzler M, Liagre F, Moreno G, Mosquera-Losada MR, Palma JHN, Pantera A & Plieninger T (2018) AGFORWARD Third Periodic Report: July 2016 to December 2017. Cranfield: Cranfield University.
  • Burgess PJ, den Herder M, Dupraz C, Garnett K, Giannitsopoulos M, Graves AR, Hermansen JE, Kanzler M, Liagre F, Mirck J, Moreno G, Mosquera-Losada MR, Palma JHN, Pantera A & Plieninger T (2018) AGFORWARD Project Final Report. Cranfield: Cranfield University.
  • Burgess PJ, den Herder M, Dupraz C, Garcia de Jalon S, Garnett K, Graves AR, Hermansen JE, Liagre F, Mirck J, Moreno G, Mosquera-Losada MR, Palma JHN, Pantera A & Plieninger T (2016) AGFORWARD Second Periodic Report: January 2015 to June 2016..
  • Mackenzie D, Cooper T & Garnett K (2010) Can Durability Provide a Strong Marketing Platform?. In: Longer Lasting Solutions: Alternatives to the Throwaway Society, Gower Publishing Limited, p. 297-315.
  • Garnett K & Moore I (2010) The CPLA small scale project scheme: an introduction. In: CPLA case studies: volume 2, Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy, p. 11-14.
  • Moore I, Elfving-Hwang J, Garnett K, Corker C (eds), (2010) CPLA case studies: volume 1, Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy.
  • Garnett K (eds), (2009) CPLA: Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy: A Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Case Studies Volume 1, Sheffield: Alpha Books on behalf of Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy.