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Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
B.Sc. (Distinction) University of Alberta (Crop Science); M.Sc. University of Saskatchewan (Soil Science); Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan (Agri-environmental policy planning, School of Environment and Sustainability)
Julia Baird is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brock University. Her current research focuses on the social aspects of policy transfer, collaborative and adaptive environmental governance, and climate change in the Niagara region.
Julia's Ph.D. research project, “Performance-based approaches to agri-environmental policy for water quality management” highlighted the influence of social perceptions on the success of implementing new policy instruments to manage water quality on agricultural landscapes, as well as the need for positive environmental outcomes from those instruments. Throughout the course of her Ph.D. research project, Julia increasingly recognized the potential for collaborative governance approaches to improve environmental outcomes. Her current research interests arose from curiosity around the potential for, and outcomes of, collaborative governance for water and other environmental resources.