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Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

CeDEP Staff

Andrew Dorward
Professor of Development Economics; Programme Convenor: Agricultural Economics, Managing Rural Development
Andrew Dorward Research: Agricultural and rural development processes and policies, building from strong interdisciplinary, livelihood and institutional understandings. Links between these, environmental challenges and wider development processes.
Nigel Poole
Reader in International Development
Nigel Poole

Research: Agri-health and nutrition, natural resources and food value chains, poverty reduction.


Laurence Smith
Professor of Environmental Policy and Development
Laurence Smith Research: Natural resource management, water resources, rural development and poverty reduction.
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Colin Poulton
Reader in Development Policy
CeDEP Academic Director
Programme Convenor: Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice
Colin Poulton

Research: Rural development and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.


Ben Daley
Programme Director, Sustainable Development
Lecturer in Environmental Management
Ben Daley Research: Sustainable development, environmental change, environmental history and environmental management.
Bhavani Shankar
Professor of International Food, Agriculture and Health
Bhavani Shankar

Research: Analysis of economic drivers of over- and under-nutrition, nutrition transition, dietary policy evaluation, impact assessment and the role of agriculture in enabling better nutrition and health.


Frauke Urban
Senior Lecturer in Environment and Development
Programme Convenor: Environmental Management
Frauke Urban Research: Climate change and development, climate change mitigation, low carbon development and energy policy, with a regional focus on Asia.
Paul Smith
Associate Director of Studies
Paul Smith

Jeff Waage, OBE
Member, Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Professor Jeff Waage

Food Policy. Farmer participatory research, biological alternatives to pesticides, biosecurity and management of invasive species affecting agriculture and the environment

Giuseppina Siciliano
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Giuseppina Siciliano Research: Environmental economics, specialising in public policy evaluation, environment and development.

Andrew Newsham
Lecturer in Environment and Development
Convenor: Dissertation
Andrew Newsham

Research: Vulnerability to climate impacts, climate change adaptation and locally held knowledge, the political economy of climate-compatible development, knowing and deciding for conservation and development.

Shaun Larcom
Lecturer in Environmental Economics and Development
Programme Convenor: Environmental Economics
Shaun Larcom

Research: Environmental economics, legal pluralism, legal interactions and precolonial institutions.