Centre for Global Development

PhD Fieldwork Locations

The following is a list of locations where some of RiDNet’s members have conducted their fieldwork.

It is meant to be a resource for current students who are planning to or will be conducting their fieldwork in a specific location.

The PhD researchers listed have agreed to be contacted by any student who may have questions about their PhD topic, the country, or the city where they did their fieldwork.

In this section:

Africa

Multiple Fieldwork Locations

  • Name: Sarah Lebel
  • Fieldwork location: TBC (Tunisia, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Zambia) (pending)
  • PhD Title: Rainwater Harvesting in Africa: System Sustainability under Climate Change
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth & Environment
  • E-mail: eesl@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014/2015
  • Name: Elizabeth Harrison
  • Fieldwork location: Zimbabwe & Zambia (pending)
  • PhD Title: CBNRM and carbon sequestration in dryland Africa
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth & Environment, Sustainability Research Institute
  • E-mail: eeeh@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014/2015
  • Other countries where have worked: India, Nepal, Nigeria

Central Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Name: Stycianos Moshonas
  • Fieldwork location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • PhD Title: Civil service reform & aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Faculty/ Department: Politics, Bristol University
  • E-mail: steliosmoshonas@hotmail.com
  • PhD completion year: 2012

West Africa

Ghana

  • Name: Charles Gyimah
  • Fieldwork location: Ghana
  • PhD Title: Decentralisation from ‘Above’ and Development Expectations from ‘Below’
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • E-mail: ptcg@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2011
  • Name: Gloria Ansa
  • Fieldwork location: Ghana
  • PhD Title: Integration of Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV Services in Ghana
  • Faculty/ Department: Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Health Sciences
  • E-mail: umgaa@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2011
  • Name: Gabriel Botchwey
  • Fieldwork location: Western Region, Ghana
  • PhD Title: Intersections in Community Development and Decentralisation: Experiences from Ghana
  • Faculty Department: Politics and International Development
  • E-mail: ptgkab@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2011
  • Name: Modestus Fosu
  • Fieldwork location: Ghana
  • PhD Title: Newspapers and the politics of linguistic exclusion and inclusion
  • Faculty/ Department: Institute of Communication Studies
  • E-mail: csmf@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012

Nigeria

  • Name: Olalekan Adekola
  • Fieldwork location: Niger Delta, Nigeria
  • PhD Research Title: Institutions and Networks in Management of Niger Delta Wetland, Nigeria.
  • Faculty/ Department: Geography
  • E-mail: gyoaaa@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD Completion Year: 2012
  • Other countries where worked: South Africa

Senegal

  • Name: Ben Cislaghi
  • Fieldwork location: Senegal
  • PhD Title: Human Rights Education & Social Change
  • Faculty/ Department: POLIS
  • E-mail: b.cislaghi@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012
  • Other countries where have worked: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Italy

Sierra Leone

  • Name: Henry Mbawa Jr.
  • Fieldwork Location: Sierra Leone (North)
  • Title of PhD: Local Governance and Ethnicity in Sierra Leone
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • Email: pthmj@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD Completion year: 2012

East Africa

  • Name: Rowshan Hannan
  • Fieldwork location: East Africa (pending)
  • PhD Title: Reducing poverty through co-operative enterprise
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth & Environment, Sustainability Research Institute
  • E-mail: eerh@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014

Kenya

  • Name: Egle Cesnulyte
  • Fieldwork Location: Mombasa, Nairobi, Kenya
  • PhD Research Title: The neo-liberal global economic system and its connection to the sex industries: the case of Kenya
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • Email: ptec@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD Completion Year: expected 2012
  • Name: Emmnauel Satia
  • Fieldwork Location: Kenya
  • PhD Research Title: Language and the Construction of Identity in Legal Contexts
  • Faculty/ Department: Arts – School of English
  • Email: enes@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012/13
  • Name: Joanes Atela (pending)
  • PhD Title: Carbon offsets and adaptation in Africa
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth & Environment
  • E-mail: eejoa@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2015

Malawi

  • Name: Esmie Kainja
  • Fieldwork location: Malawi – Blantyre & Lilongwe
  • PhD Title: A Study of Selected Child-Related Policies, Services and Needs of Orphans
  • Faculty/ Department: Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Health Sciences
  • E-mail: umetk@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012
  • Other countries where have worked: South Africa
  • Name: Jen Dyer
  • Fieldwork location: Malawi
  • PhD Title: Impacts of Biofuel Crop Jatropha on Livelihoods in Malawi
  • Faculty/ Department: Sustainable Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment
  • E-mail: j.dyer@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2011
  • Name: Kate Gooding
  • Fieldwork location: Malawi
  • PhD title: Research Processes in NGOs
  • Faculty/ Department: Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Health Sciences
  • E-mail: umkg@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2013

Mozambique

  • Name: Simone Doctors, Freelance International Development Consultant
  • E-mail: simone.doctors@btinternet.com
  • PhD Completion year: 1999
  • Countries where have worked: Mozambique

Tanzania

  • Name: Rosemary Morgan
  • Fieldwork location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • PhD Title: HIV/AIDS Prevention Policy Processes in Faith-Based Non-Governmental Organizations in Tanzania
  • Faculty/ Department: Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Health Sciences
  • E-mail: umrm@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year 2012

Uganda

  • Name: Rachel Berman
  • Fieldwork location: Uganda
  • PhD Title: Transforming Climate Change Coping Capacity into Adaptive Capacity in Uganda
  • Faculty/ Department: Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment
  • E-mail: r.berman@see.leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014
  • Name: Jami Dixon
  • Fieldwork location: Uganda
  • PhD Title: Integrating Approaches to Climate Impacts Assessment: Case Study, Uganda
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth and Environment
  • E-mail: j.dixon@see.leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2013
  • Name: Hugh Roderick
  • Fieldwork location: Kawanda, Uganda
  • PhD Title: Pest Resistant Plantain
  • Faculty/ Department: Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • E-mail: h.roderick@leeds.ac.uk

Zambia

  • Name: Eleanor Jew
  • Fieldwork location: Zambia (pending)
  • PhD Title: Land management of Mionbo Woodlands for biodiversity conservation & poverty alleviation
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth & Environment
  • E-mail: lec1ekj@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014
  • Other countries where have worked: Tanzania, Indonesia, Honduras

Southern Africa

Botswana

  • Name: Lone Seboni
  • Fieldwork location: Botswana (pending)
  • PhD Topic: Engineering & Technology Management
  • Faculty/ Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • E-mail: mnls@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2015
  • Other countries where have worked: USA, South Africa

Asia & the Pacific

Multiple fieldwork locations

  • Name: Laila Suriya Ahmad Apandi
  • Fieldwork location: ASEAN (Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore) and EU (Brussels)
  • PhD Title: EU-ASEAN Relations
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • E-mail: ptlsaa@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012
  • Name: Lea Pilsner
  • Fieldwork location: Brussels, Belgium; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Beijing, China
  • PhD Title: EU-Asia Energy Deunity Cooperation
  • Faculty/ Department: East Asian Studies
  • E-mail: mllp@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2013
  • Name: Jessica R.
  • Fieldwork Location: TBC
  • PhD Title: Institutional Reform and Transformative Justice
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • E-mail: ptjr@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014
  • Other countries where have worked: Sumatra, Indondesia; Malaysia; Western Cape, South Africa; USA

Bangladesh

  • Name: Adrian Fenton
  • Fieldwork location: Bangladesh (pending)
  • PhD Title: Microfinance & Climate Change Adaption
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth & Environment, Sustainability Research Institute
  • E-mail: eeaff@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014

China

  • Name: Caroline Fielder
  • Fieldwork location: China
  • PhD Title: A call to alms: emerging civil society and the role of faith-based organisations in China
  • Faculty/ Department: Department of East Asian Studies
  • E-mail: mlclf@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012
  • Name: Nicholas Loubere
  • Fieldwork location: Rural Fujian Province, China (pending)
  • PhD Title: Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation in Rural Fujian Province, China
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Modern Languages and Culture, East Asian Studies
  • E-mail: mlndl@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014

Indonesia

  • Name: Daniel Bumke
  • Fieldwork location: Indonesia
  • PhD Title: Local Politics in Indonesia
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • E-mail: d.a.bumke08@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2011/2012

Korea

  • Name: Helen Jang
  • Fieldwork location: Korea
  • PhD Title: Pre-service Teacher Education in English
  • Faculty/ Department: Education
  • E-mail: trustfulgrace@googlemail.com

India

  • Name: Vivek Mathur
  • Fieldwork location: India
  • PhD Title: Social Practices, Identity and Discourses in Users’ Experiences of Sustainable Technology
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth and Environment
  • E-mail: v.mathur@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2011

Laos

  • Name: Bianca Capasso
  • Fieldwork location: Laos (pending)
  • PhD Title: Socio-economic impact of rubber plantations on the China-Laos boarderland communities
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Modern Languages and Culture, East Asian Studies
  • E-mail: ml10c2b@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2015
  • Other countries where have worked: China

Malaysia

  • Name: Felicity Ansell
  • Fieldwork location: Borneo, Malaysia (pending)
  • PhD Title: Impact of degradation on the functioning of communities, with implications for conservation
  • Faculty/ Department: Biological Sciences
  • E-mail: bs08f2a@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2015
  • Name: Effie Papargyropoulou
  • Fieldwork location: Malaysia (pending)
  • PhD Title: Food waste minimisation in Malaysia
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth & Environment
  • E-mail: eeep@leeds.ac.uk
  • Other countries where have worked: Greece

Vietnam

  • Name: Uer-Aree Phothiyarom
  • Fieldwork location: Vietnam
  • PhD title: Technology Upgrading Approach for Lat Industrialised Countries: The Case of IT Development in Vietnam
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • E-mail: ptuap@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2013
  • Other countries where have worked: Thailand
  • Name: Steve Orchard
  • Fieldwork location: Vietnam
  • PhD Title: Mangore Restoration in Coastal Vietnam: Implications for Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Earth and Environment
  • E-mail: eeseo@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2013

Europe

Multiple fieldwork locations

  • Name: Ana Laura Aiello
  • Fieldwork location: United Kingdom, Ireland, & Spain
  • PhD Title: Persons with intellectual impairments and strategic litigation in Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Law
  • E-mail: lwala@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014

Latvia

  • Name: Vita Kadile
  • Fieldwork location: Latvia, European Union
  • PhD Title: The Outcomes of Entrepreneurial Passion
  • Faculty/ Department: Leeds University Business School
  • E-mail: bn09v3k@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2013

Turkey

  • Name: Volkan Yilmaz
  • Fieldwork location: Turkey
  • PhD Title: Health Care Reform and New Politics of Health Care in Turkey
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • E-mail: ptvy@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014
  • Name: Alperen Aydin
  • Fieldwork location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • PhD Title: The influence of task and time on information behaviour in organizations
  • Faculty/ Department: Leeds University Business School
  • E-mail: bnama@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012

United Kingdom

  • Name: Amina Alrasheed Nayel
  • Fieldwork location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • PhD Title: The performatively of Muslimness, the intersection of gender migration and religion and the lives of Sudanese women in West Yorkshire
  • Faculty/ Department: Centre of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
  • E-mail: igsaarn@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2011
  • Other countries where have worked: Sudan, Costa Rica
  • Name: Anne-Marie Moore
  • Fieldwork location: United Kingdom (pending)
  • PhD Title: Together Through Play
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Mechanical Engineering
  • E-mail: mnamm@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014
  • Other countries where have worked: USA

Middle East

Iran

  • Name: Vahideh Golzard
  • Fieldwork location: Tehran, Iran
  • PhD Title: Women and Empowerment: Gender Perspective of Internet Users in Iran
  • Faculty/ Department: Middle Eastern Studies
  • E-mail: ml06vhg@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012

Oman

  • Name: Mohammed Al-Alawi
  • Fieldwork Location: Oman
  • PhD Title: Quality Education and School Leadership
  • Faculty/ Department: Education
  • E-mail: edu9ma2a@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014

Pakistan

  • Name: Salma Amir
  • Fieldwork location: Pakistan (pending)
  • PhD Title: Microfinance effect on empowerment of rural women in North Western Pakistan
  • Faculty/ Department: POLIS
  • E-mail: ptsa@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2013

Saudi Arabia

  • Name: Khadija Nasseef
  • Fieldwork location: Saudi Arabia
  • PhD Title: Strategies of Women’s Empowerment in Saudi NGOs
  • Faculty/ Department: Sociology and Social Policy
  • E-mail: sskan@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014

South America & the Caribbean

South America

Ecuador

  • Name: Nabil Romero-Zurita
  • Fieldwork location: TBC
  • PhD Title: Security in Wireless Communication
  • Faculty/ Department: Engineering
  • E-mail: el08lnrz@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014
  • Other countries where have worked: Ecuador, South America

Mexico

  • Name: Yanet Basulto
  • Fieldwork location: Merida, Mexico
  • PhD Title: Groundwater Management Protocol
  • Faculty/ Department: Faculty of Engineering/ School of Civil Engineering
  • E-mail: cnysb@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014
  • Name: Hector Calleros-Rodriquez
  • Fieldwork location: Lacandon Rainforest, Chiapas, Mexico
  • PhD Title: Corporatism, Land and Contestation: The Case of the Lacandon Community (Mexico) 1972-2010
  • Faculty/ Department: School of Politics and International Studies
  • E-mail: hcalleros@hotmail.com
  • PhD completion year: 2010
  • Other countries where have worked: Guatemala
  • Name: Cecila De Ita
  • Fieldwork location: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  • PhD Title: Coastal Mass Tourism and Environmental Sustainability in Mexico
  • Faculty/ Department: Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment
  • E-mail: eecidi@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012
  • Name: Guadalupe Hernandez-Escobedo
  • Fieldwork Location: Mexico
  • PhD Title: Information Sharing in Major Events
  • Faculty/ Department: Leeds University Business School
  • E-mail: bnghe@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012

Caribbean

Multiple Fieldwork Locations

  • Name: Christiaan De Beukelaer
  • Fieldwork location: Trinidad & Tobago, Senegal & Fiji (pending)
  • PhD Title: Cultural Industries in Developing Countries
  • Faculty/ Department: Communications
  • E-mail: cscmdb@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2014
  • Other countries where have worked: Burkina Faso

Grenada

  • Name: Tonia Frame
  • Fieldwork location: Grenada, Carribbean
  • PhD Title: Understanding the Context of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Help Seeking Behaviour in Grenada
  • Faculty/ Department: Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Health Sciences
  • E-mail: umtf@leeds.ac.uk
  • PhD completion year: 2012

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