Susannah Mary Sallu

Lecturer in Environment and Development, University of Leeds

Susannah Mary Sallu

Susannah is a Lecturer in Environment and Development at the Sustainability Research Institute at University of Leeds. She is also Deputy Co-Director of the Centre for Global Development and Africa College Champion in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainability.

Research focus: Susannah’s research focusses on environment-development issues in Africa. She incorporates theories, tools and techniques from the natural and social sciences to better understand environment-society dynamics and interactions. She has particular expertise in the assessment of social-ecological resilience and sustainability, ecosystem services, rural livelihoods and poverty dynamics; natural resource management and participatory governance.

Current research: Current research focuses on investigating the barriers and limits to change adaptation and the relationships between Climate Change related mechanisms (e.g. REDD+ and CDM), Payment for Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, Conservation Agriculture, Climate-smart Agriculture and poverty alleviation in Africa. Susannah has a particular focus on East and Southern Africa, particularly Tanzania where she has worked for over 14 years.