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Ms Chantalle Byron

Ms Chantalle Byron

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law


Ms Byron is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge conducting research into creating a governance regime for climate-induced displacement. During her B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology, she composed a Biodiversity Strategy for Nova Scotia (Canada) and conducted proteomic research into environmental stressors on white-tailed deer populations. She also completed a reform proposal for the UN Environment Programme during her LLB. Her LLM research focused on creating a governance architecture for environmental security issues. She serves as the Secretariat Coordinator for the Climate Law and Governance Initiative in Cambridge, is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law and a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship Research Assistant.

Research Supervision

My research centres around creating a governance regime for the protection of persons who have been displaced from their country or region of origin due to slow and sudden onset events associated with climate change.