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 Helena Hastie

Helena Hastie

PhD Student

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In 2021, Helena began her PhD research focusing on the Kingdom of eSwatini in Southern Africa. She is looking at the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals and how these are implemented ‘on the ground’.

Prior to this, she completed a Masters degree in International Development in 2008 focusing on community-led development in rural Zambia, and a Masters degree in the Public Understanding of Environmental Change in 2002. She brings this multi-disciplinary approach to her current research.

Helena has gained practical experience working in the development sector and more recently running her own bookkeeping business. She has served as a trustee of an international development NGO since 2010.

Broad Research Specialisms

Southern Africa, international development, sustainable development, the SDG’s.


MSc International Development (University of Birmingham)

MSc Public Understanding of Environmental Change (University College London)

BSc History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (University College London)



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