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Megan Simpson

Senior Consultant

Megan Simpson (she/her/hers) is a Senior Consultant at Shared Planet. She leads the Community Engagement practice area and specialises in projects relating to community-led nature conservation and restoration. She is passionate about advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in conservation initiatives and finding solutions to biodiversity loss that benefit those most affected. Megan’s client management portfolio includes WWF-UK, IUCN, and the Human-Wildlife Co-Existence Research Network for Africa. For these clients, she has developed guidance tools for justice-led conservation initiatives in the UK, developed policy briefs and reports on the links between health and forests, and mapped policies and stakeholders related to the human wildlife conflict. 


Megan previously worked at the Métis National Council (MNC), an Indigenous government in Canada. During her time there, she researched and developed technical documents, policy briefings, and reports on the impacts of climate change on health, the Métis social determinants of health, and other public health issues related to the Métis. Megan holds an MA in Human Rights from the University College London (UCL), and a BA in History with an integrated Masters in Management from University of British Columbia (UBC). 

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