Violet is a PhD candidate in the Environmental Policy and Law Groups. Her PhD project looks to deepen understanding of the legislative and policy approaches being used to develop a circular economy for plastics. Through a comparative analysis of countries in Asia and Europe, the main focus areas are plastic production and recycling networks, interactions between governmental actors and the private sector, and the impacts of formal legislative frameworks on policy effectiveness.
Violet has an interdisciplinary background, obtaining a joint honors BA in Chinese language and history at the University of Leeds and an MSc in environmental sciences at Imperial College London. She has experience working in environmental data disclosure for a Beijing-based NGO and environmental impact assessment in London.