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Nicholas P. Simpson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Africa Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town, University of Cape Town

I hold a PhD in the integration of human development and well-being in environmental assessment decision making with a strong focus on peoples capabilities and participation dynamics.

Published in fields of impact assessment, public participation, human development, vulnerability assessment, resilience, policing.

Current research is focussed on 'resilience in the Anthropocene' and 'coastal risk'. Teach a postgraduate course on the Theory and Practice of Environmental Assessment and Management


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town


  • 2016 
    University of Cape Town, PhD Science