Natalie is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge. Her work is about who is involved in decision-making around the world’s most pressing issues. She holds a PhD in international law from the University of Cambridge; her doctoral research focused on self-determination of peoples and participation in intergovernmental organisations. Natalie graduated with a BSc in Physics and an LLB(Hons) from the University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand, before completing her LLM at the University of Cambridge. She has taught human rights law, international environmental law, and EU environmental law. Alongside her academic work, she writes for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, the de facto history of intergovernmental environmental negotiations; she has attended 20+ UN meetings in this capacity. During her career she has worked as a judges’ clerk, and in climate policy and climate litigation. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, playing violin, learning Spanish and gardening.