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Lucy Olivia Smith

Lucy Olivia Smith

MA (International Relations)

Lucy O. Smith is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute and works on issues related to environmental crime, with specific interest in wildlife crime and biodiversity conservation. She also works on ocean governance issues related to plastic and litter pollution. Lucy is a native English speaker and is conversational in French and German.

Lucy O. Smith leads work on dissemination within the Horizon2020 project Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Across EU Policies (AQUACROSS) and contributes on dissemination and communication in the Horizon 2020 project Resource Efficient Food and Drink for the Entire Supply cHain (REFRESH). Projects to which she has contributed scientific expertise and project administration support include the European Topic Center on Inland Coastal and Marine Waters (ETC-ICM), which supports the European Environment Agency in its research and assessment of European waters; the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) project, European Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE); the FP7 project Towards an Atlantic Area? Mapping Trends, Perspectives and Interregional Dynamics between Europe, Africa and the Americas (Atlantic Future).

Prior to working at Ecologic Institute, Lucy Smith worked at the United Nations International Labour Office, Geneva Switzerland, where she helped launch the Rural Employment and Decent Work Programme. She also worked on a small team to prepare the ILO for participation in the UN Secretary-General's High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis.

Lucy Smith holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), having focused on food security and development. In her Master's thesis, she analyzed social entrepreneurial strategies to combat hunger and malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Lucy O. Smith is interested in the interface of contemporary art, the environment and science. She is particularly passionate about radical multidisciplinary approaches and is co-founder of Platform-Berlin a mobile art installation project showing socially responsive art on Berlin's underground rail line.