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Neal Robert Haddaway

Senior Research Fellow, Africa Centre for Evidence and Stockholm Environment Institute, University of Johannesburg

I am a Senior Research Fellow at SEI, researching evidence synthesis methodology and conducting systematic reviews and maps. I am also on the CEE Board of Trustees and the cofounder of the the Evidence Synthesis Hackathon ( and ESMARConf ( My work focuses on improving transparency, efficiency and reliability in evidence synthesis as a methodology and supporting evidence synthesis in resource constrained contexts using technology.

I am also a photographer with a passion for documenting our complex emotions and actions relating to our planet and the spaces we create for ourselves to live. See more at


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • 2018–present
    Research associ, Africa Centre for Evidence, University of Johannesburg


  • 2010 
    Leeds University, PhD / Conservation biology