SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Dr Giuseppina Siciliano

BSc (Siena), MSc (Autonomous Barcelona), PhD (Cà Foscari)
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Overview

Giuseppina Siciliano
Centre for Development, Environment and Policy

Lecturer in Sustainable Development

Name:
Dr Giuseppina Siciliano
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Biography

Dr Giuseppina Siciliano is a Lecturer in Sustainable Development in the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, University of London. Prior to joining SOAS, she worked as Research Fellow in various academic and research institutions, the IUAV University in Venice (2010-2012), ECOSUR - Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Mexico (2005-2006), the National Research Council of Italy (2003-2005). She was guest lecturer in Political Economy of the Environment at University of Siena (2011-2012) and in Planning and Evaluation Techniques at IUAV University in Venice, Department of Design and Planning in Complex
Environments (2012-2013).

Giuseppina works on the land-water-energy-food nexus, with a particular focus on land use changes, energy and development. Her research interests include political ecology, ecological economics, participatory decision making, sustainability and societal transformations, environmental justice, natural resource management.

She has extensive research experience in different international contexts in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She worked on several international research projects, including a project funded by UK Economics and Social Research Council that examined the implications of Chinese-backed hydropower dams in Asia and Africa (2013-2016); a project funded by UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the policy and practice for sustainable nutrient management and water resources protection in UK and Chinese agro-ecosystems (2013-2016); and an international project funded by Wellcome Trust on green transformations in the energy and land use sectors in the global South (2016-2019).

Giuseppina has authored numerous research articles (Google Scholar) and co-edited the book Chinese hydropower development in Africa and Asia: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable global dam-building (2017, Routledge).

In addition, she is Senior Expert in Sustainability and Circular Economy for Sogesid Spa/The Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection of Italy.

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Teaching

Research

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Publications

Articles

Wallbott, Linda and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Lederer, Markus (2019) 'Beyond PES and REDD+: Costa Rica on the way to climate-smart landscape management?'. Ecology & Society, (24) 1, pp 24.

Urban, Frauke and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Wallbott, Linda and Lederer, Markus and Dang Nguyen, Anh (2018) 'Green transformations in Vietnam's energy sector'. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, (5) 3, pp 558-582.

Siciliano, Giuseppina and Urban, Frauke and Tan-Mullins, May and Mohan, Giles (2018) 'Large dams, energy justice and the divergence between international, national and local developmental needs and priorities in the global South'. Energy Research & Social Science, (41), pp 199-209.

Siciliano, Giuseppina and Rulli, Maria Cristina and D’ odorico, Paolo (2017) 'European large-scale farmland investments and the land-water-energy-food nexus'. Advances in Water Resources, (110), pp 579-590.

Bellarby, J and Surridge, BWJ and Haygarth, PM and Liu, K and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Smith, Laurence and Rahn, C and Meng, F (2017) 'The stocks and flows of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium across a 30-year time series for agriculture in Huantai county, China'. Science of the Total Environment 619-620, pp 606-620.

Cooke, Majid Fadzilah and Nordensvard, Johan and Saat, Bin Gusni and Urban, Frauke and Siciliano, Giuseppina (2017) 'The Limits of Social Protection: The Case of Hydropower Dams and Indigenous Peoples' Land'. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, (4) 3, pp 437-450.

Olorunfemi, Felix and May, Tan-Mullins and Giles, Mohan and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Urban, Frauke (2017) 'Hope, Politics and Risk: The Case of Chinese Dam in Nigeria'. Energy and Environment Research, (7) 2.

Urban, Frauke and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Nordensvard, Johan (2017) 'China’s Dam Builders: their role in transboundary river management in Southeast Asia'. International Journal of Water Resources Development, (34) 5, pp 747-770.

Yankson, Paul and Asiedu, Alex and Owusu, Kwadwo and Urban, Frauke and Siciliano, Giuseppina (2017) 'The Livelihood Challenges of Resettled Communities of the Bui Dam Project in Ghana and the Role of Chinese Dam-Builders'. Development Policy Review, (36) S1, pp 0476-0494.

Bellarby, Jessica and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Smith, Laurence and Xin, Lai and Zhou, Jianbin and Liu, Kun and Jie, Li and Meng, Fanqiao and Inman, Alex and Rahn, Clive and Surridge, Ben and Haygarth, Phillip (2017) 'Strategies for sustainable nutrient management: Insights from a mixed natural and social science analysis of Chinese crop production systems'. Environmental Development, (21), pp 52-65.

Siciliano, Giuseppina and Frauke, Urban (2017) 'Equity-based Natural Resource Allocation for Infrastructure Development: Evidence From Large Hydropower Dams in Africa and Asia'. Ecological Economics, (134), pp 130-139.

Smith, Laurence and Inman, Alex and Xin, Lai and Haifang, Zhang and Meng, Fanqiao and Zhou, Jianbin and Burke, Sean and Rahn, Clive and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Haygarth, Phillip and Bellarby, Jessica and Surridge, Ben (2016) 'Mitigation of diffuse water pollution from agriculture in England and China, and the scope for policy transfer'. Land Use Policy, (61), pp 208-219.

Siciliano, Giuseppina and Urban, Frauke and Tan-Mullins, May and Lonn, Pich Dara and Kim, Sour (2016) 'The Political Ecology of Chinese Large Dams in Cambodia: Implications, Challenges and Lessons Learnt from the Kamchay Dam.'. Water, (8) 45, pp 1-18.

Smith, Laurence and Siciliano, Giuseppina (2015) 'A comprehensive review of constraints to improved management of fertilizers in China and mitigation of diffuse water pollution from agriculture'. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, (209), pp 15-25.

Siciliano, Giuseppina and Urban, Frauke and Sour, Kim and Pich, Dara Lonn (2015) 'Hydropower, social priorities and the rural–urban development divide: The case of large dams in Cambodia'. Energy Policy, (86), pp 273-285.

Urban, Frauke and Nordensvard, Johan and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Li, Binqin (2015) 'Chinese Overseas Hydropower Dams and Social Sustainability: The Bui Dam in Ghana and the Kamchay Dam in Cambodia.'. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, (2) 3, pp 573-589.

Urban, Frauke and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Sour, Kim and Lonn, Pich Dara and Tan-Mullins, May and Mang, Grace (2015) 'South–South Technology Transfer of Low-Carbon Innovation: Large Chinese Hydropower Dams in Cambodia'. Sustainable Development, (23) 7-8, pp 232-244.

Antonelli, Marta and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Turrvani, Margherita Emma and Rulli, Maria Cristina (2015) 'Global investments in agricultural land and the role of the EU: Drivers, scope and potential impacts'. Land Use Policy, (42), pp 98-111. [Inpress]

Federica, Ravera and David, Tarrasón and Giuseppina, Siciliano (2014) 'Rural change and multidimensional analysis of farm’s vulnerability: a case study in a protected area of semi-arid northern Nicaragua'. Environment, Development and Sustainability.

Stefania, Munaretto and Giuseppina, Siciliano and Margherita E., Turvani (2014) 'Integrating adaptive governance and participatory multicriteria methods: a framework for climate adaptation governance'. Ecology & Society, (19) 2.

Siciliano, Giuseppina (2013) 'Rural–Urban Migration and Domestic Land Grabbing in China'. Population, Space and Place.

Siciliano, Giuseppina (2012) 'Urbanization strategies, rural development and land use changes in China: A multiple-level integrated assessment'. Land Use Policy, (29) 1, pp 165-178.

Siciliano, Giuseppina and Crociata, Alessandro and Turvani, Margherita (2012) 'A Multi-level Integrated Analysis of Socio-Economic Systems Metabolism: an Application to the Italian Regional Level'. Environmental Policy and Governance, (22) 5, pp 350-368.

Siciliano, Giuseppina (2009) 'Social multicriteria evaluation of farming practices in the presence of soil degradation. A case study in Southern Tuscany, Italy'. Environment, Development and Sustainability, (11) 6, pp 1107-1133.

Siciliano, Giuseppina and Märker, Michael and Angeli, Luca and Bottai, Lorenzo and Costantini, Roberto and Ferrari, Raffaella and Innocentic, Lucia (2008) 'Assessment of land degradation susceptibility by scenario analysis: a case study in Southern Tuscany, Italy'. Geomorphology, (93) 1-2, pp 120-129.

Edited Books or Journals

Siciliano, Giuseppina and Urban, Frauke, (eds.), (2017) Chinese hydropower development in Africa and Asia: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable global dam-building. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. (Routledge Explorations in Development Studies).

Book Chapters

Antonelli, Marta and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Turvani, Margherita (2015) 'La corsa globale alla terra. Il ruolo dell’Europa e le sfide per la sicurezza idrica, alimentare ed energetica'. In: Bozzini, Emanuela, (ed.), Nutrire il pianeta? Per un’alimentazione giusta, sostenibile, conviviale. Rome: Bruno Mondadori.

Siciliano, Giuseppina (2011) 'The socio-economic and biophysical dimensions of urbanisation strategies in China: land use changes, human time and energy intensity'. In: Ramos-Martín, Jesús and Giampietro, Mario and Ulgiati, Sergio and Bukkens, Sandra G.F., (eds.), Can we break the addiction to fossil energy? : proceedings of the 7th Biennial International Workshop Advances in Energy Studies, Barcelona, Spain, 19-21 October 2010. Bellaterra, Barcelona: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology.

Monographs and Working Papers

Smith, Laurence and Inman, Alex and Xin, Lai and Haifang, Zhang and Zhiwen, Wang and Meng, Fanqiao and Zhou, Jianbin and Burke, Sean and Rahn, Clive and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Surridge, Ben (2016) Mitigation of diffuse water pollution from agriculture in England and China, and the scope for policy transfer. SAIN.

Bellarby, J and Surridge, B and Haygarth, P and Xin, L and Guilong, Z and Xialong, S and Zhou, J and Meng, F and Shen, J and Rahn, C and Burke, S and Smith, Laurence and Siciliano, Giuseppina (2015) Inefficiency and Environmental Risks associated with Nutrient Use in Agriculture within China and the UK. UK-China Sustainable Agricultural Innovation Network (SAIN).

Smith, Laurence and Siciliano, Giuseppina and Inman, A. and Rahn, C. and Bellarby, J. and Surridge, B. and Haygarth, P. and Xin, L. and Guilong, Z. and Ji, L. and Zhou, J. and Meng, F. and Burke, S. (2015) Delivering improved nutrient stewardship in China: the knowledge, attitudes and practices of farmers and advisers. UK-China Sustainable Agricultural Innovation Network (SAIN).

 

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