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PhD supervisors

Please see below for information on staff in the School for Cross-faculty Studies who are currently available to supervise PhD projects and their supervision areas.

Dr Camilla Audia

Dr Camilla Audia

    Supervision areas

    Co-production of knowledge, local knowledge systems, environment-human interactions, South-North cooperation, resilience and local livelihoods, climate change, climate knowledge, arts & science, health and sustainable development.

    Dr Nick Bernards

    Dr Nicholas Bernards

      Supervision areas

      Finance and development; climate finance; fintech; global labour issues; history of sustainable development and colonialism.

      Dr Bryan Brazeau

      Dr Bryan Brazeau

      • Associate Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Email: B dot Brazeau at warwick dot ac dot uk

      Supervision areas

      Classical reception; epic; poetics; intersections between literature and science; literature and modernity; art historical topics; digital humanities; Dante Studies; Renaissance Literature and Culture (Italy); Tasso Studies.

      Dr Jonathan Clarke

      Dr Jonathan Clarke

      Supervision areas

      Sustainable cities: design, risk, resilience, and governance; climate change adaptation; water and future societies; urban development, and sustainable pathways.

      Professor Chris Dolan

      Professor Chris Dolan

      Supervision areas

      Sexual violence; masculinities; sexualities; political economy; humanitarianism; and forced migration.

      Dr Marta Guerriero

      Dr Marta Guerriero

      Supervision areas

      Applied economics (development, environment and labour economics); poverty, inequality, empowerment and social protection; governance and social/environmental policy impact evaluation; focus on the Global South.

      Dr Nikoleta Jones

      Dr Nikoleta Jones

      Supervision areas

      Sustainable development policies; protected areas; climate change adaptation; socio-economic aspects of ecosystem restoration; circular economy.

      Professor Elena Korosteleva

      Professor Elena Korosteleva

      Supervision areas

      • Resilience, complexity, capacity-building and sustainable development
      • Concepts of partnership, governance and order in IR and Development studies
      • Europe as a global actor, in Development, Environment, Foreign Policy and Security
      • Pluralising and contextualising democracy
      • Relations with Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, and Central Asia
      Dr Xiaodong Lin

      Dr Xiaodong Lin

      Supervision areas

      Cultural landscapes of care; materiality of care; food and everyday life practices; men and masculinities; gender; ageing; kinship and family relations; migration; education; cultural values; qualitative research; creative art-based research; ethnography; China; East Asia.

      Dr Feng Mao

      Dr Feng Mao

      Supervision areas

      Water security; river ecosystems; water resources and disasters; resilience; climate adaptation; environmental and social data science; environmental policy and governance; serious games; citizen science; visualisation.

      Professor St├ęphanie Panichelli-Batalla

      Professor St├ęphanie Panichelli-Batalla

      Supervision areas

      Human rights and social justice in Latin America; Cuban history and culture; South-South cooperation/South-North cooperation; medical diplomacy; oral history and Latin America; oral history and global sustainable development; culture and global sustainable development.

      Dr Mandy Sadan

      Professor Mandy Sadan

      Supervision areas

      Humanities and the arts in sustainable development; life stories and oral histories; culture and heritage; gendered economies; visual and material anthropology and museums; conflict and community responses to peace-building; environment and extractive industries; young people and wellbeing in drug-affected communities; borderlands and state-building; ethnic and religious conflict in SE Asia; post-compulsory education in politically marginalised communities.

      Dr Jess Savage

      Dr Jess Savage

      Supervision areas

      Human-ecosystem interactions; habitat conservation; marine conservation; biodiversity assessment; coral reef ecology; protected area design and assessment; plastic waste management; climate change; and environmental change.

      Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper

      Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper

      • Associate Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Email: G dot E dot Schwartz-Leeper at warwick dot ac dot uk

      Supervision areas

      16th century English literary and historical studies, including drama, prose, poetry, religion, and history of the book; higher education pedagogy, especially radical, interdisciplinary, and/or anarchist pedagogies; video game studies, especially projects dealing with apocalyptic/revolutionary studies, history, and/or narrativity.

      Dr Alastair Smith

      Dr Alastair Smith

      Supervision areas

      Education and pedagogy for "sustainable development"; international trade and trade justice, governance and its political economy; local and international food regimes, food security and food sovereignty; livelihood decision making and its theorisation; the informal economy, diversification and structural change; Latin American drug markets, and the interaction between drug policy and development practices; place-based, and local sustainable development.

      **** Note that Alastair is on leave until mid-April 2023 ****

      Dr Jane Webb

      Dr Jane Webb

        Supervision areas

        Material culture histories; design anthropology; design theory; cultural geographies; theory and practice interchange; fashion and dress; collections; intangible histories; memory.

        PhD in Global Sustainable Development

        Prior to making your application for the MPhil/PhD in Global Sustainable Development, please identify an appropriate supervisor and make contact directly to discuss whether your proposal falls within their area of expertise and they have capacity to supervise you.

        In order to consider supervising they will need a brief outline of your research proposal, a copy of your CV and any relevant transcripts, so please ensure these are sent directly to them. Once supervision is agreed, your application should name the lead supervisor.

        Find out more about how to apply for the PhD in Global Sustainable Development.

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