Staff Profile:Dr Eleanor Fisher

Name:
Dr Eleanor Fisher
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:
  • Programme Director, BSc International Development

Research interests:

  • Models of social protection (e.g. cash transfers / index insurance)
  • Extractive industries and artisanal mining
  • Climate change mitigation and adaption
  • Fair and ethical trade

I welcome applications from prospective PhD candidates wanting supervision on topics relevant to these research interests.

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Background:

I am a social anthropologist with commitment to empirical research and the use of insights from social theory to inform understanding of development and to provide evidence for policy and societal impact. My research encompasses issues relevant to an understanding of livelihood and poverty dynamics, gender relations, power and agency, and people's engagement with planned intervention and wider social change. With extensive team leadership experience, my methodological skill set is on qualitative and participatory socio-economic methods and integration of these methods within interdisciplinary research to examine complex development problems. Regionally, my expertise focuses on sub-Saharan Africa although I have worked in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

I have been a grant-holder for funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the ESRC, EPSRC, the Department for International Development, the British Council Newton Fund, and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, amongst others. I have also undertaken consultancy work for clients that have included the UK Department for International Development, European Union, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Bees for Development, the Fairtrade Foundation, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), ActionAid International, Welsh Government, the Food and Agricultural Organisation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Food Programme.

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Qualifications:
BSc; PhD
Dr Eleanor Fisher

Contact Details

Email:
e.fisher@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8883

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