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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 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.

    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 Marco J Haenssgen

    Dr Marco J Haenssgen

    Supervision areas

    Human behaviours; marginalisation and rural livelihoods; social and technological change; policy implementation and evaluation; global health and health systems; social protections; geographic focus is on Asia.

    Dr Nikoleta Jones

    Dr Nikoleta Jones

    Supervision areas

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

    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.

    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

    Dr 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.

    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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