Professional summary

Research Interests

Environmental Social Scientist

My research focuses on advancing better understanding of the interdependence and synergies between human, animal and ecosystem health with a view of improving policy outcomes for safeguarding livelihoods, health and well-being. Through this interdisciplinary engagement, my research revolves around three key inter-linked foci: agriculture, health and environment with climate change as an underlying cross-cutting theme particularly in developing contexts. Under these three broad themes, I specifically focus on the political ecology of endemic and emerging zoonotic disease vulnerability within a 'One Health' paradigm, land tenure systems and sustainable resource management and climate change adaptation. I currently co-lead the social science components of two-interdisciplinary projects exploring the socio-ecological drivers of (re)emerging zoonotic disease vulnerability in the Western Ghats region of India. My previous DPhil research at the University of Oxford examined the dynamics of land tenure and sustainable land management in Ghana.

Brief CV

August 2020 - Present: Environmental Social Scientist, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

October 2018 - August 2020: Research Associate (Environmental Social Scientist), NERC- Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

August 2018 - October 2018: Adjunct Lecturer in Environmental Science, Harlaxton College University of Evansville                                 

January 2018 - June 2018: Sessional Lecturer, School of Geography & Environmental Sciences, University of Reading

 

Qualifications

DPhil./PhD, University of Oxford, Geography and the Environment (Land Tenure & Natural Resource Management) (2017)

  • Thesis: “Land Rights, Tenure Security and Sustainable Land Use in Rural Ghana.”

MSc, Environmental Change and Management, University of Oxford (2013)

  • Dissertation: “Exploring Tropical Edge Effects on Adjoining Cocoa Agricultural Landscapes: A Case Study of Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana.”

BSc (Hons) Land Economy – First Class, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (2010)