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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Giuseppina Siciliano
Centre for Development, Environment and Policy

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Giuseppina Siciliano
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36 Gordon Square


Giuseppina works as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP) at SOAS, University of London. Prior to that, she worked as Research Fellow in various academic institutions and non-profit organizations, such as Enel Foundation in 2012-2013, the IUAV University in Venice in 2010-2012, ECOSUR - Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Mexico in 2005-2006, the National Research Council of Italy in 2003-2005. She has carried out research and fieldwork on the multi-scale integrated assessment of development policies in China and Mexico. She was guest lecturer in Political Economy of the Environment at University of Siena in 2011-2012 and in Planning and Evaluation Techniques at IUAV University in Venice, Department of Design and Planning in Complex Environments in 2012-2013.




Giuseppina's research interests are in the following areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Rural Development
  • Ecological Economics
  • Multicriteria Decision Analysis
  • Integrated assessment
  • Land Grabs



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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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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