Before joining Stakeholder Forum in May 2011 Kirsty was a coordinator of the UK Youth Climate Coalition and participated in the UNFCCC negotiations from 2008 -2010. Through this engagement at the UN Kirsty developed the campaign 'how old will you be in 2050?' leading to the online advocacy platform Think2050. She has also worked for WWF, CPRE and the Otesha Project and volunteered for various environmental charities.
Kirsty also coordinated the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change's Youth Advisory Panel (in 2010) which gives young people the opportunity to be actively involved in the Department's decision making processes.
Kirsty is a Council Member of the UK Environmental Law Association, a trustee of the charity the Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC), a Director of the ICE Coalition, and an adviser to the Intergenerational Foundation.