University of Oxford
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My interests centres around finding solutions on how best natural resource can be managed while balancing the needs of the growing human population and development. During my masters I studied the effectiveness of different protected area management regimes on wildlife management and surrounding peoples’ livelihoods.
My research interests lie in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Agriculture, particularly to understand the linkages and trade-offs for biodiversity conservation and agriculture in the context of developing countries.
In my DPhil/PhD research I am using interdisciplinary approaches to address the the question of how how biodiversity goals can be achieved without compromising peoples food security.
Specifically, my research aims to achieve the following objectives;
- Assess people’s interactions with nature and how it relates to their farming livelihoods.
- Assess how gendered dynamics within and between households influence land use systems, livelihoods and biodiversity use.
- Assess the predicted trajectory of biodiversity under current trends in agricultural activity using statistical model, and explore how this model can be extended to better reflect drivers of biodiversity loss in African agricultural landscapes.
- Draw together these insights from objectives 1-3 at the individual, household and landscape scales, and use them to explore scenarios for sustainable futures that benefit both biodiversity and livelihoods.
- 2016- 2020: Lecturer in Natural Resources Management at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi
- 2014-2016: MSc in Natural Resources Management-Human Ecology, Egerton University, Kenya
- 2013-2014: Staff Associate at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)
- 2008-2012: BSc in Natural Resources management, University of Malawi-Bunda College now LUANAR