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Mohammad Ehsanul Kabir

Research Associate, Lancaster University

Ehsan joined Lancaster University in June 2020. Currently he is working on an exciting international project GCRF LIVING DELTAS HUB focusing on 3 major deltas in Asia, The Red River, The Mekong & The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna. Ehsan’s main focus involves the patterns and drivers of livelihood shifts, with specific focus on young entrepreneurs’ role in diversifying livelihoods. Before that (May 2019 - May 2020), he worked at University of South Wales in an inter-disciplinary research project that explored the experience of violence and loss of dignity among the forcibly displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh and Internally Displaced People in Afghanistan.

Ehsan holds a PhD in Environmental Studies (2014-2018) from Griffith University Australia. His thesis compares different drivers of vulnerability that are influencing individual’s decisions to migrate from their geographic origins in Bangladesh. He also worked as a Sessional Lecturer (teaching staff) at Griffith University and taught courses - Global Environmental Challanges; and, Climate Change and Sustainable Growth in Asia. Prior to that, he worked as an Assistant Professor (2012-2014) at Dhaka School of Economics, a constituent institution of the University of Dhaka. Ehsan also worked as a Lecturer at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (2010-2011).

Earlier, Ehsan completed a MA in International Development and Environmental Analysis from Monash University Australia and Bachelor’s degree in social science from Independent University Bangladesh.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Research Assistant, University of South Wales

Education

  • 2018 
    Griffith University, Australia, PhD/Human Geography
  • 2009 
    Monash University, Australia , MA International Development

Publications

  • 2020
    Building coastal agricultural resilience in Bangladesh: A systematic review of progress, gaps and implications. Climate. 8, 9, 19 p. https://doi.org/10.3390/CLI8090098,
  • 2018
    Meeting Basic Needs of Internal Migrants in the Slums of Dhaka: A Temporal Account at Places of Origin and Places of Destination. https://www.wasd.org.uk/download/pp-16-27-m-e-kabir-p-davey-m-hossain-and-r-rahman-meeting-basic-needs-of-internal-migrants-in-the-slums-of-dhaka-a-temporal-account-at-places-of-origin-and-places-of-destination-ijfnph-vol-10-no-1-201/,
  • 2018
    Drivers and temporality of internal migration in the context of slow-onset hazards: Insights from rural North-West Bangladesh,