SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

CeDEP Staff

Colin Poulton
CeDEP Academic Director
Reader in Development Policy
Programme Convenor: Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice
Colin Poulton

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

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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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.

Nigel Poole
Reader in International Development
Nigel Poole

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


Ben Daley
Lecturer in Environmental Management
Programme Director, Sustainable Development
Ben Daley
Research: Sustainable development, environmental change, environmental history and environmental management.
Frauke Urban
Reader 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.

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.

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