About

PhotoDr Joanne Jordan
BSc (Hons) (Queen’s University Belfast), DipTCP (Queen’s University Belfast), MSc
(University of Edinburgh), PhD (Queen’s University Belfast)

I am a Lecturer in Climate Change and Development at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Researcher at International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Independent University Bangladesh. I am an environmental social scientist, with experience in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Cambodia. I am particularly interested in the interconnected problems of climate change, poverty and complex notions of risk. Currently, I am carrying out a study on ‘Urban Climate Resilience: How does Land Tenure affect Adaptation to Climate Change in Dhaka?’ (2014-2016).

I completed my PhD on ‘Social Capital and Local Resilience to Climate Stress in South-west Bangladesh’ at Queen’s University Belfast. I am a qualified Environmental Planner with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Planning and a Postgraduate Diploma in Town and Country Planning and Landscape (awarded with distinction and the Royal Town Planning Institute award) both at Queen’s University Belfast, and a MSc in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh.

I was a Chapter Scientist for the IPCC WGII (2011-2013). Prior to working at the University of Manchester, I was a Post-doctorate Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Sciences Po Paris (2012-2013), working on the CapAdapt project, which focused on ‘Adaptive Capacity to Climate Stress in South-east Bangladesh’. Prior to my PhD,  I worked as an Independent Consultant, conducting research on divided, racialised and violent cities, empirically focusing on Belfast, as part of the Contested Cities Project at Queen’s University Belfast. Prior to that, I was a Research Intern with Community Forestry International in Cambodia on a Sustainable Livelihoods and Non timber forest product project, and a Conservation Volunteer with Greenforce and Trekforce in Peru and Belize.

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