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CAWR: PhD Students

Current PhD students


PhD Title

Director of Studies


Carla Kay Smallholder adaptation to climate change in West Africa: pathways to social and environmental resilience. Michel Pimbert
Chloe Anne Maclaren Resilience of Agricultural Ecosystems to Biological Invasion Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz
Christabel Buchanan  Place, Food Sovereignty, Resilience & Participatory Video Methodologies Michel Pimbert
Christelle Ledroit Study of ecological implications and sustainability of organic and biodynamic farming in comparison to conventional and BT-conventional farming Barbara Smith
Christopher Yap Urban agriculture, food sovereignity and the right to the city Michel Pimbert
Dagmar Diesner Transition to food sovereignty: A critical analysis of the commons, its barriers, resilience strategies in the case of Campi Aperti, Italy Mark Tilzey
Donna Udall Sustainable Agroecological Systems. An Agronomic, Environmental, Economic and Social Assessment of Energy-from-Waste Systems and Products Sue Charlesworth
Elizabeth BOS (nee (CHEESE)  Citizen motivations for participating in urban food growing in London Moya Kneafsey

Elise Wach The prospects for agroecology and food sovereignty in the British maritime uplands Mark Tilzey
Evangeline Grosrenaud The role of agroforestry in building social and ecological resilience for refugee settlements in the fragile areas of East Africa Andy Adam-Bradford
Ezinne Emeana Is there a way the farmers can be encouraged to adopt and sustain agroecological approaches visually via mobile phones? Liz Trenchard
Federico Filippi (PhD by MRes) Investigating the potential of applying permaculture principles and methods to UK arable farming Julia Wright
Georgina McAllister Building resilience at the margins - agroecology as situated co-learning for rural peace building in protracted post-conflict environments Andy Bradford
Gloria Giambartolomei Sustainable management of natural resources: adopting a collaborative approach Alexandra Franklin
Graciela Romero Vasquez Provisioning Havana: The potential of peri-urban agriculture to meet urban food and livelihoods needs Julia Wright
Janus Bojesen Jensen An exploration of the potential of quantum-based agriculture for sustainable global food production Julia Wright
Julian (Jay) Abrahams Regenerative 'low-entropy' systems for wastewater purification and sustainable resource production Steve Coupe
Katie Whiddon Food Sovereignty from Above?  Interrogating the impacts of global governance on natural resource tenure in Nepal. Josh Brem Wilson
Liliane Binego Edible insect based livelihoods and humanitarian food security response: An environmental, socio-economic impact assessment of edible locust production in Africa  Michel Pimbert

Lovemore Gwiriri Evaluating commercial cattle production as a resilient livelihood option for emergent small hold farmers in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa James Bennett

Lucia Foresi Resilience & Sustainability Assessment of the Organic Greenhouse Horticulture Ulrich Schmutz
Margaret Ibifuro Emma Mezue Exploring the Potential Impacts of Designing Indigenous SUDS Sue Charlesworth
Miche Fabre-Lewin Rituals for Resilience: Reviving Food and Arts Practices for Socio-ecological Restoration Michel Pimbert
Morwenna McKenzie Response of macro invertebrates to fine sediment pollution Martin Wilkes
Moussa Sidibe Past and future fluctuations in West African hydro-climatic variability and their teleconnections Bastien Dieppois
Natassa Tziampou Research on the evaluation of new barrier systems for Pervious Pavement Systems (PPS) to control flooding and Urban Pollution Steve Coupe
Paola Andrea Guzman Rodriguez Assessing the Economic Value, Impact and Scalability of Community-Led Trade Initiatives to Support Sustainable Farming Systems in the UK Moya Kneafsey
Robert Logan Transformative agroecological urban food systems: how can community-food projects respond to social inequality and land ownership concentration in Greater London Ulrich Schmutz
Rosa Van Kesteren Healthy Eating Practices: A Practice Theoretical Approach to Understanding Healthy and Unhealthy Food Behaviours Adrian Evans
Tom Lavers Valuing catchment-scale natural flood management: A case study in the headwaters of the Warwickshire-Avon for flood risk reduction Sue Charlesworth
Tristan Reader Indigenous Food Systems: The Economic, Health, Governance and Cultural Impacts of Food Sovereignty Efforts Michel Pimbert

Successful PhD Students


PhD Title

Amal Faraj Assessing the performance of combined sustainable drainage and ground source heat devices in heating a domestic building (2013)
Charlotte Ray The integration and livelihood strategies of ‘self-settled’ refugees: The case of Casamance refugees in the Gambia. (2013)
Craig Lashford Understanding the 1 in 100-year flood and how the effects can be mitigated (2016)
Ernest Taylor An evaluation of the role of culture in sustaining new models of rural community tourism in Jamaica (2016)
Frank Warwick A GIS-based decision support methodology at local planning authority scale for the implementation of sustainable drainage (2014)
Fredrick Mbasano Impact of glyphosate-containing herbicide on pollution attenuation and biodegradation in model pervious paving systems (2014)
Giovannie Chiodi Building Resilient Institutions for Wetlands Management in Western Ethiopia
Hussam Gadeh The Effect of Compost and Priming on the Salt Tolerance of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L) During Germination and Early Seedling Establishment
Ibrahim Eshkab The Effect of Priming Acacia Saligna (Labill.) H. Wendle. Seeds on Germination, Seeding Vigour and Salt Stress Tolerance
Katharine Isabella Hartless Rose Building resilient farming communities in the UK. Encouraging sustainable behaviour change on UK farms in relation to climate change (2017)
Katherine Gruszowski Erosion, sediment yields, sediment sources, storage and transport pathways in the catchment of the River Leadon, Herefordshire, UK (2003)
Luke Owen Assessing the sustainability of 'alternative' food networks: Motivations for engaging with 'sustainable food' practices and associated implications.
Michael Hyde Urban runoff quality in the River Sowe catchment (2006)
Michelle Mayer The Role of calcium and potassium in salinity tolerance in Brassica Campestris (rapa) L. Seed.
Mohammad Mutarad Al-Oub Opportunities and potential for organic farming in the arid lands of Jordan.
Muhammad Naeem Shahid Assessing social sustainability in the UK cheese supply chains (2017)
Oyekemi Oyelola The use of compost and recycled aggregates in vegetated sustainable drainage systems
Ruth Little Mechanisms for Moving Local and Organic Food Beyond the Niche Market: The Role of Collective Purchase and Buying Groups
Sherry Omokide Commercialisation of Agricultural Investment in Nigeria
Xing Zhao The Role of Geographical Indications in Promoting Quality Agri-Food Products in China