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Dr James Hawkins

Former Research Student

Research overview

James is a PhD student working on mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from dairy production systems in East Africa, with a particular emphasis on Tanzania. Using a combination of methods involving systems modelling and household survey data, his research aims to identify promising mitigation strategies, and to evaluate their effectiveness in the broader context of (economic) development agendas. The purpose of James' PhD research is to outline a roadmap whereby decision makers in the public and private sectors should allocate resources to realize common objectives of climate change mitigation and poverty alleviation in the region.
James' formal academic training is as an applied economist, having completed a B.A. Economics and M.Sc. Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph (Canada). He then worked in the sustainable development field for 2 years at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) prior to beginning PhD studies. As a result of a broad academic background he enjoys considering the inter-connected and social scientific nature of sustainability problems. 




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