Tim Messeder


Research Title:  What you know and who you know. Sustainability of human and social capital in Ugandan aquaculture


Dr Amanda Berlan

Professor Marylyn Carrigan

Dr David Bek

Research Interests:

  • Aquaculture production
  • Sustainability
  • Poverty and food security
  • International rural development
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Value chain addition
  • Urban food production
  • Fisheries

Awards and Grants

Top Student in MSc International Rural Development at the Royal Agricultural University

Spoken languages

English and Portuguese

Current Research

My research stems from the issues surrounding global poverty and food security. I am investigating the contribution that wild capture and aquaculture can have on this most critical of areas. In particular I am focusing on Uganda and the sustainability of the burgeoning aquaculture industry. I will be investigating the role of Human and Social capital in the successful implementation of aquaculture. This will involve an extended period of field work conducting interviews with stakeholders along the value chain as well as household surveys.


Tim Messeder holds a BSc in Biological Sciences (Zoology) from Leicester University. He had a brief hiatus from Education; in which he worked for a church and within admissions at De Montfort University. He completed a part time MSc in International Rural Development from the Royal Agricultural University in 2015. His MSc research was based on aquaculture production in Zanzibar (Tanzania) contributing towards Food Security. He is undertaking his doctoral studies at Coventry University after being awarded a studentship to study there.

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PhD Student

Room: Jaguar Building


Research Gate

 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023