Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos
Lecturer in Human Geography
Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK
Office hours: My office hours this term are: Mondays 2-3pm and Tuesdays 2-3pm WEEK 3 exceptionally Wednesday 2-3pm and Thursday 2-3pm
My office hours this term are:
Mondays 2-3pm and Tuesdays 2-3pm
WEEK 3 exceptionally Wednesday 2-3pm and Thursday 2-3pm
I am a Population Geographer with interdisciplinary research interest at the nexus between climate science and society. My work examines the intersection between demographic processes including migration and mobility, human security, wellbeing and sustainability. I have developed these themes over a number of years through several projects and grants investigating migration as adaptation to climate change in deltaic and semi-arid environments and more recently the relationship between migration, urban processes and sustainability. I am currently Co-Investigator on the Belmont Forum funded research project ‘Migration, Transformation and Sustainability' (MISTY). This cross-national project expands theories of sustainability and transformation to incorporate contemporary dynamics and challenges of mobility and associated demographic shifts. I am the Principal Investigator on the SHLC-GCRF funded project 'Power of Partnership'. This knowledge mobilisation project employs a deliberative method to integrate the lived experiences and views of urban populations as sources of innovation into planning processes for sustainability. It builds on an innovative approach that includes co-designed visual participatory and perspective-taking activities in Chattogram, a rapidly growing city in Bangladesh. In 2018, Ricardo was invited to join the team of contributing authors currently working on the chapter on Observed and Projected Responses, their Costs, Benefits, Co-benefits, drawbacks, Efficiency and Governance in the forthcoming IPCC Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere.
Broad research specialisms:
- Demographic transition
- Spatial mobility associated with environmental change and sustainability
- Migration and urbanisation in developing countries
- Multi-methods research design
- Climate Change adaptation
PhD in Human Geography, University of Queensland
Research group links
- 2019 GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) call Capacity Development Acceleration Fund and Visiting Fellow Exchange Programme, Principal Investigator on project ‘Power of partnership: Voices of residents & city planners as sources of innovation for sustainable urban governance’.
- 2018-2021 Belmont/NORFACE call Transformations to Sustainability Co-Investigator on project ‘Migration, Transformation and Sustainability (MISTY)’.
- 2017-2019 ESRC-DfID call Development Frontiers Co-Investigator on project ‘Safe and Sustainable Cities: Human Security, Migration and Wellbeing’.
- 2016-2019 IDRC-DfID Lead researcher work package on migration, displacement and planned relocation on project 'Deltas and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation' (DECCMA)
- 2019 – present: Member of the university's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategy Group
- 2019 Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods
This knowledge mobilisation project employs a deliberative method to integrate the lived experiences and views of urban populations as sources of innovation into planning processes for sustainability. It builds on an innovative approach that includes co-designed visual participatory and perspective-taking activities in Chattogram, a rapidly growing city in Bangladesh.
- 2019 International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Open research data initiative
Publications by category
Publications by year
External Engagement and Impact
- 2016 – present: Peer Reviewer for Nature Climate Change,Global Environmental Change, Local Environment, Climate and Development.
- 2016 – present: Editorial content reviewer for Thomas Riggs & Company and Cengage Learning.
2018 – present: IPCC Contributing Author on Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere.
Supervision / Group
- Oana Stefancu Fairness, sense of place and well-being in communities subject to government adaptation responses to climate change: a study in West Bengal