Kiat Ng is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation & Modelling research group (CCIAM) at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) in the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL). She holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University (Canada), Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University (USA) and PhD in Geography with emphasis on Spatial Planning from University of the Azores (Portugal). Through a holistic and transdisciplinary methodology, her PhD research illustrated a sustainable coastal protection approach that provides additional coastal protection and amenities while achieving minimal impact to the surrounding environs. Projects involved to-date included FCT-funded project SMARTPARKS: Protected Areas’ Planning and Management System for Small Islands, and EU-funded FP7 project BASE: Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe.
Her research interests broadly include climate change impacts and vulnerability, sea level rise, sustainable climate change adaptation measures, nature-based solutions, protected areas management, marine spatial planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), citizen empowerment, social innovation, renewable energy prosumerism, grassroots and community-led initiatives, collective growth, actions and transformations, multi-inter-transdisciplinary research, sustainable transitions, holistic methodology and systemic approach.
Bragagnolo, C., Pereira, M., Ng, K. & Calado, H. (2016) Understanding and mapping local conflicts related to protected areas in small islands: a case study of the Azores archipelago.Island Studies Journal, 11(1), 57-90. DOI: (IF2016 0,897; Q3 Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary)