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Sheila Walsh Reddy

Senior Director, Conservation Impact

Durham, North Carolina

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Sheila Reddy Senior Director, Conservation Impact © Megan Peterson 2021

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Ecology, Economics, Sustainability

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Biography

Dr. Sheila Reddy is the Senior Director of Conservation Impact at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). She leads TNC’s approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning, with the goal of reducing risk, improving management, and scaling impact in conservation.

Sheila forms strategic partnerships to overcome barriers to measuring conservation impact at the right cost, scale, and level of certainty throughout the life-cycle of conservation projects and programs. Current partnerships leverage a range of agile, science-based, and technology-enabled approaches—e.g., experiments/quasi-experiments, deep learning, remote sensing—to assess impacts on ecosystems, water quality, agricultural practices, and human well-being.

Sheila’s previous collaborative work in conservation science, applied economics, and corporate sustainability has received awards for innovation, academic and social impact. She serves as an Associate Editor for the journal, Conservation Science and Practice.

Sheila previously served as Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and as a Senior Scientist and Strategy Advisor at TNC. Before joining TNC in 2011, Sheila was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University in Economics and Ecology. She earned her Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography through a program with the Department of Economics, University of California-San Diego. She has B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University.

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In addition to publishing in peer-reviewed journals (see Publications tab), Sheila has written numerous essays and her collaborative research has been covered by various media outlets (see selection below). 

 

Sheila has over 30 publications with more than 3,200 citations from collaborative research related to conservation practices, programs and policy design and evaluation, which draws on her expertise in ecology, economics and sustainability.

Visit Sheila's Google Scholar Profile for a full list of publications.