Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia

I am a social scientist specialising in poverty, wellbeing and environmental justice research among rural populations in developing countries, primarily those living alongside some of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. I am a member of The Global Environmental Justice Group, an interdisciplinary group of scholars interested in the linkages between social justice and environmental change, a Steering Committee member for the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), for which I co-chair a Theme on Human Wellbeing and Sustainable Livelihoods, and also a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. I use innovative mixed method approaches to understand the dynamic political, social, environmental and economic processes which impact people, particularly poor and marginalised social and ethnic groups. My work, in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and South America, covers three interlinked themes: biodiversity conservation and protected areas; agriculture, and; climate change mitigation and adaptation. I seek to develop novel approaches to these complex sustainable development issues, to integrate disciplines and sectors, and to promote policy impact

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    Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia