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Climate resilience and socio-environmental justice

Resilience graphicThematic axes and key academic staff

Students will have a supervisory team composed of a mentor from a practice organisation as well as two academic supervisors from different disciplines across the social sciences/humanities and the sciences, broadly understood to encompass natural sciences, engineering and medicine. The cluster will build upon existing research project partnerships with non-academic partners such as: the MetOffice, Coventry City Council, Environment Agency, British Geological Survey, UN FAO, Mass Observation Archive, the BBC.

Climate resilience and socio-environmental justice

This cluster draws on Warwick’s expertise in areas such as complex systems modelling, geographic information and critical research on environmental justice, enabling students to investigate transformations of human-environment interactions towards resilience to climate change and environmental risks. Key academic staff include:

Professor João Porto de Albuquerque, School for Cross-faculty Studies - Director of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development

João has a background in computer science and social sciences and brings in expertise in geographic information science, digital mapping and disaster resilience in informal communities.

Professor Joanne Garde-Hansen, School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures - Director of the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies

Joanne has a background in Digital Media Cultures and will bring in expertise on sustainable flood memories and drought storytelling.

Professor Colm Connaughton, Mathematics Institute - Director of the Centre for Complexity Science

Colm has a background in mathematics and will bring in expertise on complex systems and applied data science.

Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins, School for Cross-faculty Studies

Leon has a background in sociology and will bring expertise in climate justice, sociology of the environment and critical development studies.

Dr Greg McInerny, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Greg has a background in ecology and will bring in expertise in data science and information visualisation.

Find out more about the programme