Emily Lydgate is a specialist in international trade law. She holds a PhD from King's College London and an MSc (with distinction) from Oxford University, and is Deputy Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory. Emily has published extensively on international trade law, focusing in particular on its implications for protection of the natural environment. She has held a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Fellowship and the King’s College London International Graduate Scholarship. She has consulted at the United Nations Environment Programme's Economics and Trade Branch, where she acted as a WTO liaison, was the programme officer for the Clean Trade Project, and owned and operated a cacao farm.