Jennifer Dyer

Associate, University of Leeds

Jennifer Dyer

Jen is Lecturer in Environmental Conservation at the Sustainability Research Institute at University of Leeds.


Before joining the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds as a Teaching Assistant, Jen worked for the conservation organisation, Operation Wallacea, and coordinated school groups on expeditions in Honduras and Indonesia.

During her time as a Teaching Assistant, she developed a successful proposal for an ESRC-CASE PhD studentship. The research focused on the impacts of the biodiesel crop, Jatropha curcas, on livelihoods in Malawi.

Since completing her PhD, Jen has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on a Climate and Development Knowledge Network funded project ‘Assessing institutional and governance partnerships for climate compatible development in southern Africa‘ and is currently pursuing research into sustainable development in the extractives industry in southern Africa.

Jen has a BSc Biological Sciences (Plant Biology) from the University of Birmingham, and an MSc Environment and Development from the University of Manchester.

Research interests

  • Links between natural resources and development;
  • Links between Corporate Social Responsibility (in particular in the minerals sector) and climate-compatible development;
  • Knowledge exchange and opportunities to increase the impacts of research through working with a broad range of stakeholder groups.

Research articles

Working papers

Policy publications