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Contested Development Research Domain

Contested Development PhD students

The Contested Development Research Domain provides an active and interdisciplinary home for PhD students who are encourage to play an active role in managing and presenting seninars alongside staff and visiting scholars and practitioners. The large body of students provides real opportunity for exploring ideas and experiences as well as providing a social base and support network through PhD study.

PhD students affiliated with the Contested Development Research Domain include:

Soledad Alvarez Velasco 
Trespassing the Visible: Transit and deportation in the migratory spaces between Ecuador, Mexico and the U.S.

Luis Andueza Justiniano 
Rivers, territoriality, and 'energy': a study on the political ecology of neoliberalism and struggle in central-southern Chile

Adeniyi P. Asiyanbi 
Subject-making and impacts of REDD+ in Cross River Nigeria

Richard Bater
Hydropolitik, or the love of abstraction

Sophie Blackburn
(Re)Negotiating the risk social contract? Impacts of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami on state-society relations in Tamil Nadu and the Andaman Islands

Roxana Borquez Gonzales
Energy and water policies in Chile, the deliberative turn in a post-dictatorial democracy: power relations, civil participation and expertise

Laura Canevari 
Understanding climate resilience in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean Region

Gordon Carson
Controlling the currents? Territory, mobility and security in the Sulu and Celebes seas

Gustav Cederlof
Politics of Energy Systems, Post-Oil Geographies, and Electrification in Cuba

Kristofer Chan
Environmental impact of hydroelectric power in Southeast Asia

Ashley Crowson
News from elsewhere: Journalism, social justice, development and the decolonisation of knowledge

Jose Di Bella
Climate Change and Disasters: Cooperation Strategies and Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation in the Americas

Alex Edwards
The effect of the Green Deal on residential carbon emissions within the UK

Rebecca Enderby
Miracle plants? The political, social and ecological impacts of indigenous biofuels on marginal land in India

Rebecca L. Farnum
Nature as Diplomat: Scale, Agency, and Purpose in Environmental Peacebuilding

Tiago Freitas
Connecting bio-fuel and climate change policies in a context of resource geopolitics: the case of Brazil

Fanny Frick
Riskscapes of flooding in a rapidly urbanising coastal region: The case of the Densu Delta, Accra, Ghana

Giovanna Grandoni
Land access and food security. The role of female rural workers in Brazilian development. The case of Maranhão.

Francesca Greco
Testing the relevance of exports of food commodities from arid countries using non renewable water sources to the benefit of the global consumer’s market.

Frezer Haile
Changing conflict and cooperation in the Nile River Basin: A hydro-political analysis of recent Eastern Nile developments

Irene Hakansson 

The socio-spatial politics of sustainable transitions: Linking sustainability initiatives to urban regeneration and gentrification.

Charlotte Heales
Microfinance and Enabling Environments: A perspective from Malawi

Hali Healy
The Societal impacts of CSO/Academic Collaboration on Sustainability

Maryam Ibrahim
Analysing Development Policy Interventions for Informal Settlements through a Gendered Lens in Lahore, Pakistan

Milan A. Karner 
Variations in Hydro-Climatic Vulnerability in a Transboundary Region: A Comparative Analysis of the Two Punjabs

Lara Langston
Pro-poor development: Governmentality and the creation of 'resilient' subjects

Sabina Lawreniuk
Migration as Distinction? Rural-Urban Migration, Consumption and Class in Contemporary Cambodia

Diana Magalhaes
Gendering Development in Mozambique: The Role of Women’s Civil Society Associations Fighting Poverty in Maputo

Melissa Moreano Venegas
Resisting green capitalism: environmentalism and protest creativity of Ecuador’s social movements

James Ormond
The Politics of Carbon Labelling: Governance, Power and Knowledge

Nuttavikhom Phanthuwongpakdee (Kay)
Recovering with Resilience: Alternative Responses to Thailand Flood (Working title)

Jon Phillips
Justice and the Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions in Ghana

Kate Porter
Ecological worldviews and climate control technologies: The case of Haida Gwaii

Erin Roberts
Developing approaches to address losses and damages from climate change impacts in least developed countries: An opportunity for transformation?

Camilla Royle 
The dialectics of nature and scientific ideology

Amiera Sawas
Development and 'local ownership' of water and sanitation programmes

Alexandra Sexton
Accumulation by Simulation: In-vitro meat, food security and the materialisation of biopolitics

Justin Sharpe
A study to examine how transformative learning occurs and impacts on cognition and behaviour at various life stages when individuals are faced with disaster threats

Julian Shaw
Stoking the flames: Violent Geographies in Action

Briony Turner
Transition pathways in practice: scaling up climate change adaptation solutions for existing housing stock in England's social housing sector

Chaya Vaddhanaphuti
The cultural and pyschological dimensions of climate change in Northern Thailand

Hazel Webber
Vulnerability and Adaptation Amongst a Sea-Gypsy Community

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