Lucy X. Chen


Lucy holds a MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Environmental Science with a minor in Philosophy from Queen’s University, Kingston. Lucy was trained as an environmental scientist with a special focus on freshwater aquatic ecology, but her interests and research experience have spanned multiple areas. She has studied invasive species ecology, policy and management in Spain, the feasibility of blockchain technology in sustainable supply chain management, the ecological impacts of oil sands byproducts, and freshwater oil spill emergency preparedness and response in Canada. Lucy’s love of hidden patterns, big data, ecology and societal aspects of water issues has led her to UNU-INWEH, where she will be working under Dr Lina Taing on WAVES, a risk mapping tool to track spatial patterns of cholera and dengue around the globe using environmental and human (behavioural) factors.