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Lindsey Elliott

Research student

Lindsey Elliott is affiliated with The Open University's Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise.

You can email Lindsey Elliott directly; but for media enquiries please contact a member of The Open University's Media Relations team.


Lindsey is a pragmatic, interdisciplinary researcher and Business School newcomer. Although her academic background is in biology (BSc) and agroforestry (MSc), her interests have focussed on the relationships between people and the environment, and between organisations working to protect the environment. She has worked in a variety of roles over the past 8 years, both as a researcher and practitioner, and enjoys working with a range of different groups – from local farmers to politicians.

Current research

Enabling collaboration in conservation

Lindsey is conducting action research to find practical ways to enable collaboration in the field of conservation. Collaboration between organisations can be challenging, especially when it involves different disciplines and approaches (like research, policy and practice). Conservation-related collaborations also tend to involve multiple values, worldviews and national cultures to tackle global conservation issues such as illegal wildlife trade and climate change.

Lindsey’s research aims to find innovative ways to help people collaborate across these differences while contributing to collaborative theory.


You can find a list of Lindsey's publications on ORO


Hear more from Lindsey in the PhD 'short' she recorded for the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership's conference.