Professor Katrina Brown
Professor of Social Sciences

Research

Research interests

I am interested in how major challenges of sustainability – poverty, inequality and equity, uncertainty and environmental change play out and are interlinked. My research enables me to engage with broad fields, and to work across a range of disciplines, including human geography, political ecology and development studies. I use concepts such as resilience, adaptation, vulnerability and transformation to understand these changes, and I also work on ecosystem services, poverty and wellbeing.

Research projects

SPACES: Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services, ESPA programme of NERC/ESRC/DFID 2013-2017(Co-PI).

MAGIC: Multi-scale Adaptations to Climate Change at the Coast, Belmont Forum 2013-17(CoI)

You, me and our resilience AXA Outlook project 2014-2017 (PI)

GLORIA Global Learning Opportunities for Regional Indian Ocean Adaptation ESPA programme of NERC/ESRC/DFID, 2015-2016 (Co-PI)

Recently completed (selected)

Resilient Development in Social Ecological Systems, ESRC Professorial Fellowship, 2009-2012 (PI).

Participatory Modelling frameworks to understand well-being trade-offs in coastal ecosystem services. ESPA Programme Framework Grant 2010-2012 (Co-I)

Tropical Forests and Poverty Alleviation: From household data to global-comparative analysis DFID-ESRC 2008-2010(Co-I)

Coastal Resilience to Climate Change in Eastern Africa (Co-I) Leverhulme Trust 2006-9.

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Co-applicant with Mike Hulme and 25 others, NERC/ESRC/EPSRC 2000-05, 2006-2009. 

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