Staff Profile:Dr Alex Arnall

Dr Alex Arnall
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest:
  • Climate change and human migration/mobility
  • Environmental change, displacement and loss
  • Planned population resettlement
  • Everyday life, social practice and disruption
  • Food systems, automation and goods mobility
Research groups / Centres:

Key facts:

Alex is a social and development geographer. He specialises in the study of migration, movement and displacement of people and things. His work is characterised by an environment theme, including climate change, agricultural development and food systems. Much of Alex's empirical research has taken place in the Maldives and Mozambique.

He has a DPhil in Geography from the University of Oxford on development processes in flood-affected resettlement communities. Prior to joining the University of Reading, Alex worked as a Consultant for the international firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and then as a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies.

Alex's research has been funded by the ESRC, DFID, Norwegian Research Council, British Academy and Leverhulme Trust. He has also carried out consultancy for a number of development agencies, including GIZ, Save the Children, Oxfam and WWF. Alex supervises PhD students funded by the ESRC, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and Leverhulme Trust.

Research projects:

  • Environmental Change and Everyday Lives in Island Communities, 2017-2019 (Co-I; ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers)
  • Marginal or Marginalised? Investigating Discourses of International Land Acquisition in Southern Mozambique, 2015-16 (PI; British Academy)
  • Perceptions and Understandings of Climate Change and Migration: Conceptualising and Contextualising for Lakshadweep and Maldives, 2012-15 (Co-I; The Research Council of Norway)
  • Involuntary Resettlement and Livelihoods Restoration in Flood-Affected Communities in Mozambique, 2011-13 (PI; British Academy)
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  • Cutter, S., Osman-Elasha, B., Campbell, J., Cheong, S. M., McCormick, S., Pulwarty, R., Supratid, S., Ziervogel, G., Calvo, E., Mutabazi, K., Arnall, A., Arnold, M., Bayer, J. L., Bohle, H. G., Emrich, C., Hallegatte, S., Koelle, B., Oettle, N., Polack, E., Ranger, N. and Rist, S. (2012) Managing the Risks from Climate Extremes at the Local Level. In: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 291-338. ISBN 978-1-107-60780-4




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BSc (University of East Anglia); MSc (Imperial College); DPhil, (University of Oxford)
Dr Alex Arnall

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