Collaboration for Development: Interdisciplinary Research in Practice PhD Workshop
Beech Grove House
9.00 – 9.15 Registration
9.15 - 9:30 Welcome and Introduction – Prof. Gordon Crawford
9.30 – 10.30 Interdisciplinary collaboration seminar
- Professor Andy Challinor, School of Earth and Environment and Research Director for the Africa College Partnership
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
- Brief on Africa College Partnership by Andy Challinor
11.00 – 12.30 Workshop on interdisciplinary collaboration
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
- Brief on ‘Research without Boundaries’ by Hugh Roderick
1.30 – 2.30 Researcher-practitioner collaboration seminar
- Professor JohnWalley, Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development
- Dr Essam Yassin Mohammed, International Institute for Environment and Development
2.30 – 3.00 Coffee break
3.00 – 4.30 Workshop on researcher-practitioner collaboration (Theatre for Development)
4.30 – 5.00 Discussion, wrap-up and the way forward
Andy Challinor is a Professor of Climate Impacts at the University of Leeds. His research focuses principally on using climate modelling and process studies to understand food production and food security, treatments of uncertainty and managing risk, and climate-resilient pathways and adaptation. Andy is the PI of the NERC EQUIP consortium and Theme Leader for ‘Adaptation pathways under progressive climate change’ – one of four themes of international programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). He is also Research Director for the University of Leeds Africa College Partnership and Lead Author on the ‘Food Production Systems and
Food Security’ chapter of the forthcoming Fifth Assessment report of the IPCC.
Dr Essam Yassin Mohammed
Dr Mohammed is a researcher in the Sustainable Markets Group of the reduction of the International Institute for Environment and Development. His current work focuses on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and its implication on biodiversity conservation, benefit distribution and livelihood improvement. Prior to obtaining a PhD in International Development from Nagoya University (Japan), Dr Mohammed worked at the Ministry of Fisheries in Eritrea.
John Walley is a public health physician and Co-Director of a communicable disease research and health development programme - COMDIS. COMDIS works in seven countries and includes 35 projects, developing and testing intervention strategies. COMDIS then supports national TB, AIDS and malaria programme partners to initiate scale-up of effective interventions. John teaches public
health interventions, communicable disease, child health and family planning at the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development at the University of Leeds.
John practiced hospital and general practice medicine in Britain for 6 years before beginning his career in developing country public Health. In 1984 became a Provincial Medical Officer of Health in Zimbabwe, where he strengthened health services and implemented community health worker based PHC projects in several districts. Following specialising in public health he became a health programme manager in a region of Ethiopia and led the development of integrated Mother and Child Health and Family Planning Services in the region. From 1990 he was a Consultant for the Global AIDS Control Programme in Geneva and Malawi, and then a Health Training Adviser at the Ministry of Health, Vietman.
Beech Grove House