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Dr. Sergei Shubin

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Associate Professor in Human Geography, Swansea University

I am a social scientist with the interests in poverty and inequality, specifically in the context of food and economic security and sustainable livelihoods. During the last 10 years, I have attracted £1,3 mn in research funding, including RCUK funding for inter-disciplinary research for poverty alleviation and equitable development in the Amazon (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation). My work uses a variety of methods, including participatory action research, to identify conceptual gaps in research expertise, develop strategies to reconnect the poor with their native ecosystem resources and provide anti-poverty solutions. By focusing on sustainability and welfare, my work links together inter-disciplinary (social, economic, political and cultural) perspectives and methods to understanding the mechanisms and the effects of ecosystem change on poverty and food security. Since 2014, I have been working with Swansea-Siavonga partnership in Zambia to develop inter-disciplinary approaches to poverty alleviation through the sustainable management and equitable sharing of aquatic genetic resources.

Keywords: Poverty, inequality, development, sustainability, migrations

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