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Dr Andrew Ainslie System-wide drivers of agrarian change; Governance of land, livestock and rural resources; Agricultural knowledge systems, modes of learning and innovation; Livelihoods, inequality and poverty eradication; Anthropology of the global beef value chain +44 (0) 118 378 8157
Dr Alex Arnall Climate change and disaster risk reduction; forced migration, displacement and relocation; mobility, life course and rural livelihoods +44 (0) 118 378 8369
Dr Sarah Cardey Development communication; communication and social change; gender; HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health; livelihoods and vulnerability; governance; participation and social inclusion/exclusion; health and development +44 (0) 118 378 6594
Dr Graham Clarkson Livelihoods and rural change; extension and agricultural innovation systems; participatory methods for research and practical outcomes; smallholder adaptation and resilience to climate variability and change; decision making in smallholder households +44 (0) 118 378 5036

Dr Jo Davies

Inequality and political capture; Development finance; The role of the BRICS and the US in development initiatives; Trade preferences and global governance  +44 (0) 118 378 6747


Professor Peter Dorward Extension, communication and local knowledge; agricultural development; participation +44 (0) 118 378 8492
Professor Eleanor Fisher Livelihood change, ethical trade and sustainable food procurement; knowledge and agency; governance +44 (0) 118 378 8883
Dr Henny Osbahr Rural livelihood transformations, agricultural innovation and food security; Climate change adaptation, institutional learning and resilience in practice; Governance of natural resources, political ecology and local knowledge systems +44 (0) 118 378 8314


Dr Sam Poskitt

Participatory and transdisciplinary approaches for learning, research and planning; Interaction of different knowledge's and worldviews; Social-ecological resilience; Sustainable adaptation to climate variability and change; Collaborative learning and innovation +44 (0) 118 378 8365  


Dr Freddy Van Hulst

Inclusive and pro-poor agricultural innovation; Agro-ecology and sustainability transitions; Extension and communication for smallholder agriculture; Interplay between farmers' and scientists knowledges; Participatory approaches and rural livelihoods  +44 (0) 118 378 5103


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