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Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Murdoch University

James Boafo is lecturer in Sustainable Development at Murdoch University, Australia. He holds a PhD (specialising in Environment and Development) from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has expertise and key interest in issues relating to food, agriculture, resource extractivism and the environment. James has particular research interest in the area of human-environment interactions, given his background and training as a human geographer and political ecologist. His research analyses land use change, climate change and variability, management of biodiversity, food systems and agricultural production across multiple spatial and temporal scales. James’ research is situated within the theoretical and methodological approaches of political ecology and political economy to understand how the historical, political and economic processes shape agricultural production and food systems across multiple scales.

James has been successful in publishing his research in academic journals, including in some of the top ranked journals in his field. James’ commitment to ensuring high level impact and engagement in his work has led him to pursue publications in The Conversation.


  • 2023–present
    Lecturer, Murdoch University
  • 2020–2023
    Lecturer, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


  • 2019 
    The University of Queensland, Doctor of Philosophy
  • Australia
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