SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Professor Tony Allan

BA (Durham) PhD (London)
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Tony Allan
School of Finance and Management

Professorial Research Associate

Department of Development Studies

Professorial Research Associate

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Professor Tony Allan
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Tony was Professor of Geography at SOAS for many years. With a base in environmental science, he is an internationally esteemed expert in water resources and the political economy of water policy and its reform, whose most recent book (2001) is The Middle East Water Question: Hydro-politics and the Global Economy. While now retired from teaching, he continues to be an active researcher and supervisor of research students in the framework of the SOAS-King’s College Water Research Group which he founded.



Environmental science, Hydrology, water and water policy