Zareen Pervez Bharucha

Senior Research Officer, University of Essex

Zareen Pervez Bharucha is a senior Research Officer at the Department of Sociology, University of Essex. Her research interests include: Water, Resilience (Sustainability), Sustainable Agriculture (Environment), Sustainable Intensification of agriculture, and Well-Being.

She recently completed post-doctoral research on the links between local food and psychological well-being in the East of England. Doctoral work explored the long-term impacts of watershed development projects on agricultural livelihoods in India.

She is currently working on an ESRC-funded research programme exploring the links between food, energy and climate change. She is also Editorial Assistant for the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability (IJAS) and since 2010 has been collaborating with colleagues to collate evidence for the Sustainable Intensification of agriculture with a focus on smallholders in the Global South.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher , University of Essex

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Essex, PhD in Biological Sciences
  • 2006 
    University of Essex, Masters in Environment and Society

Publications

  • 2015
    Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in Asia and Africa, Insects
  • 2015
    Improving health and well-being independently of GDP: dividends of greener and prosocial economies, International Journal of Environmental Health Research
  • 2015
    Improving health and well-being independently of GDP: dividends of greener and prosocial economies, International Journal of Environmental Health Research
  • 2015
    Ecocultures: Blueprints for sustainable communities,
  • 2014
    Ethno-Environmental Knowledge as A Tool to Combat Indoor Air Pollution in Low Income Countries: A Case Study from Rural Communities in Pakistan, Journal of Environment and Human
  • 2014
    Sustainable intensification in agricultural systems, Annals of Botany
  • 2014
    All Paths Lead to Rain: Explaining why Watershed Development in India Does Not Alleviate the Experience of Water Scarcity, Journal of Development Studies
  • 2010
    The roles and values of wild foods in agricultural systems, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Biology)

Professional Memberships

  • British Sociological Association