My PhD evaluates how differential shifts in livelihood affect pastoralist and agropastoralist communities in the remote drylands of Afar, Ethiopia. Living in a context of growing vulnerability to climate change, food insecurity and competition over land and natural resources the project analyses the social justice impacts of pastoral resilience, policy formulation and development practice.
The project is collaborative with the International Land Coalition (ILC), forming part of its Global Rangelands Initiative. Fieldwork was facilitated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
Wider Research Interests
- Sustainable livelihoods
- Climate resilience
- Social justice and inclusive development
- Participatory research techniques
I have teaching and marking experience at undergraduate levels 1 & 2.
- Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) Annual Conference, March 2015 (co-organiser)
- Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Midterm Conference, March 2015 (presenter, panel chair)
- Global Land Forum, Dakar, Senegal, May 2015 (delegate)