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Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson

Senior Researcher, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), United Nations University

Dr Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson researches (im)mobility, migration, health and wellbeing in the context of climate change as a Senior Researcher at UNU-EHS. She is also part of Lancet Countdown's WG1 and WG2, a University of Sussex research investigator, and an editorial board member of Climate and Development, UCL Open: Environment and SEI WeAdapt.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior researcher, UNU-EHS
  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Global Health, BSMS, University of Sussex
  • 2015–present
    Associate tutor, University of Sussex / IDS
  • 2013–2018
    Gibika Project Manager, UNU-EHS

Education

  • 2018 
    University of Sussex and IDS (UK), PhD in Development Studies
  • 2011 
    Stockholm University (Sweden) and Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil), B.Sc. International Relations
  • 2009 
    Gotland University (Sweden), M.A. Ethnology (Culture Studies)
  • 2009 
    Södertörn University (Sweden), B.A. European Studies (Ethnology)

Publications

  • 2020
    ‘I do not like her going to the shelter’: Stories on gendered disaster (im)mobility and wellbeing loss in coastal Bangladesh, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 2020
    Impacts of the Global Gag Rule on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South: A scoping review, Global Public Health
  • 2020
    A Review of Estimating Population Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and the Relevance for Migration, Environmental Research Letters
  • 2020
    ‘When we were children we had dreams, then we came to Dhaka to survive’: urban stories connecting loss of wellbeing, displacement and (im)mobility, Climate and Development
  • 2020
    No power without knowledge: a discursive subjectivities approach to investigate climate-induced (im)mobility and wellbeing, Social Sciences
  • 2020
    When the disaster strikes: gendered (im)mobility in Bangladesh, Climate Risk Management
  • 2020
    COVID-19: how do you self-isolate in a refugee camp?, International Journal of Public Health
  • 2020
    Trapped in the prison of the mind: notions of climate-induced (im)mobility decision-making and wellbeing from an urban informal settlement in Bangladesh, Palgrave Communications
  • 2019
    I will not go, I cannot go: Cultural and social limits to disaster preparedness in Asia, Africa and Oceania, Disasters
  • 2019
    The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate, Lancet
  • 2019
    Embracing uncertainty: A discursive approach to understanding pathways for climate adaptation in Senegal, Regional Environmental Change
  • 2019
    Climate change, environmental stress and loss of livelihoods can push people towards illegal activities: a case study from coastal Bangladesh, Climate and Development
  • 2018
    The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come, Lancet
  • 2018
    Environmental migrants, climate ‘refugees’ and sun-seeking expats: capturing the larger context of migration in a changing climate through appropriate and effective behavioural research, Routledge handbook of environmental displacement and migration
  • 2018
    The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health, Lancet
  • 2018
    A discursive review of the textual use of ‘trapped’ in environmental migration studies: The conceptual birth and troubled teenage years of Trapped Populations, Ambio
  • 2017
    The Lancet countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change, Lancet
  • 2016
    A people-centred perspective on climate change, environmental stress, and livelihood resilience in Bangladesh, Sustainability Science