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.
- 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.
- The private sector in climate governance: Opportunities for climate compatible development through multilevel industry-government engagement
1 Sep 2015. J. Leventon, Jennifer Dyer, James Van Alstine
- Critical reflection on knowledge and narratives of conservation agriculture
1 Mar 2015. Stephen Whitfield, Andy Dougill, Jennifer Dyer, Felix Kalaba, J. Leventon, Lindsay Stringer
- Delivering community benefits through REDD : Lessons from Joint Forest Management in Zambia
1 Jul 2014. J. Leventon, Felix Kalaba, Jennifer Dyer, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill
- Challenges and opportunities for carbon management in Malawi and Zambia
10 Apr 2014. Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill, David Mkwambisi, Jennifer Dyer, Felix Kalaba, Mtisunge Mngoli
- Advancing climate compatible development: lessons from southern Africa.
19 Sep 2013. Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill, Jennifer Dyer, Katharine Vincent, Florian Fritzsche, Julia Leventon, Mario Paulo Falcão, Pascal Manyakaidze, Stephen Syampungani, Philip Powell, Gabriel Kalaba
- Is rainfall really changing? Farmers’ perceptions, meteorological data, and policy implications.
12 Feb 2013. Elisabeth Simelton, Claire Quinn, Nnyaladzi Batisanic, Andy Dougill, Jennifer Dyer, Evan Fraser, David Dalison Mkwambisie, Susannah Sallu, Lindsay Stringer
- Household and policy adaptations to climate change and desertification: perspectives from Malawi
8 Jun 2011. Lindsay Stringer, David Mkwambisi, Andy Dougill, Jennifer Dyer
- Jatropha curcas: sowing local seeds of success in Malawi? In response to Achten et al (2010)
24 Jan 2011. Jennifer Dyer, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill
- Adaptation to climate change and desertification: Perspectives from national policy and autonomous practice in Malawi
1 Jan 2010. Lindsay Stringer, David Mkwambisi, Andy Dougill, Jennifer Dyer
- Adaptations to climate change, drought and desertification: insights to enhance policy in southern Africa.
1 Nov 2009. Lindsay Stringer, Jennifer Dyer, Mark Reed, Andy Dougill, Chasca Twyman, David Mkwambisi
- Adaptations to climate change, drought and desertification: local insights to enhance policy in southern Africa.
1 Jan 2009. Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill, Mark Reed, Chasca Twyman, Jennifer Dyer, David Mkwambisi
- An investigation of the evidence of benefits from climate compatible development
1 Jan 2013
- African farmers’ perceptions of erratic rainfall
1 Oct 2011