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Affiliation: 
Columbia University
Title: 
Senior Staff Associate
Department: 
International Research Institute for Climate & Society

Biography

Catherine Vaughan is a senior staff associate at the IRI, where she has worked since 2008.As part of her responsibilities at the IRI, Cathy served as program manager for the Climate Services Partnership, an informal interdisciplinary network working to improve the use of climate information for societal decision-making around the world. In this capacity, Cathy facilitated virtual and in-person collaboration to improve the practice and performance of climate services: leading a range of communication efforts; supported working groups on ethics, evaluation, and research priorities; and organized the last four International Conferences on Climate Services. Cathy also conducts research on the factors that influence the design and delivery of climate services, particularly in Latin America. She is completing doctoral studies in climate service evaluation at the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds.