PhD student presents at SRI Conference

Leon Radix, a part-time student with the CCRI and based at St George’s University in Grenada, presented his research at the 2024 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress in Helsinki.  It was the first time that this international conference had been held in Europe and is the world’s largest inclusive global event for co-produced research and innovation action to advance sustainability. The event took place at Finland’s two largest universities, the University of Helsinki, and Aalto University with an additional satellite event for Africa. It was attended by over 2,000 experts and practitioners.

Leon was a contributor to the day led by the Alternet network, of which the CCRI is a member, that focused on nature restoration.  Leon presented on research he has undertaken on the health of coastal mangrove ecosystems. Alternet brings together natural and social science researchers from 33 European research institutes to enhance our understanding of biodiversity, ecosystems, and the services they provide to society, and promoting meaningful communication with policy-makers and the public.

A man stood by a computer in front of a screen where there is a map of Caribbean Islands

Regarding the event, Leon said he was “happy to network with researchers from around the world”. Chris Short, who is Leon’s supervisor, continued by saying that “this was a great opportunity for Leon to present some of his research to a wide range of international researchers and practitioners.  These are really important skills for all of our postgraduates students to gain and the experience will be a long lasting one for him.”