Jules is a researcher and practitioner in international development with training in agricultural economics, environmental economics, environmental management and ecology. He has worked extensively as a consultant on agriculture, food security and climate change – including stints living in Ethiopia, Senegal and Tanzania – and publishes papers based on his experience coupled with desk-based research.
His research examines options to foster climate resilient livelihoods for vulnerable groups and innovations that work for both people and planet. This includes gathering empirical evidence, combining quantitative and qualitative data, and emphasising the voices of villagers and local practitioners.
His current focus is agri-food applications of microalgae and their scope to help address looming societal threats like food insecurity and climate change. This includes critically examining the potential and limits of these technologies, investigating technology adoption, and managing possible risks.