Discover how slow onset environmental processes, such as long-term soil and water degradation, are contributing to peoples' migration patterns and wellbeing in the Philippines, and suggestions on how this can be accounted for in climate change policy frameworks.
My research area is broad and interdisciplinary with a particular focus on the interconnections between climate change, policy and intersectionality, and their overlaps with human (im)mobility and migration, or health and mental wellbeing. My research combines primary and secondary data and includes quantitative and qualitative methods, I am also interested in anthropological narrative approaches that support visual alternative ways to communicate research findings.
At the moment, I am particularly interested in furthering our understanding of psychologically and legally ‘trapped’ populations, gender-based violence and policy protection (or lack of protection), the mental health impacts of humanitarian disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic or specific legal systems (such as the family courts) or policy tools (such as the Human Rights Act, the Istanbul Convention, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Family Law), and non-economic losses and damages in the context of the UNFCCC climate negotiations.
I am currently available for PhD supervision in any of these research areas as well as work linked to specific studies and policy areas around climate, (im)mobility, gender, conflict or disaster policy (UNFCCC, UNDRR, WHO, UNHRC, UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM), policy areas more focused on the UK such as heat and mental health, gender-based violence (conflict, interpersonal, and domestic), wellbeing and policy protection (or lack of protection)