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Dr. Amiera Sawas

Researcher at Swedish International Peace Research Institute; Affiliated researcher at Imperial College London and IBA, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

I am a researcher that focusses on the intersections of development, climate change and security.

I have a PhD in Human Geography, which focussed on gender and water governance in Pakistan (KCL).

I have a Masters in Global Politics (LSE).

I also have a BSc in Psychology (Manchester).

I have conducted research in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa for the last 10 years. I am also a consultant to major development organisations including the UN, Christian Aid and FRIDA.


  • 2017–present
    Researcher in Climate Change and Risk, Swedish International Peace Research Institute
  • 2016–present
    Researcher in Climate Change and Security, Imperial College London
  • 2013–2015
    Research associate, King's College London


  • 2016 
    King's College London, PhD in Human Geography: Environment, Politics and Development Stream

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    GCRF / PaCCS Interdisciplinary Innovation Awards on Conflict and International Development
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council