Adrian Fenton

Research Student, University of Leeds

Adrian Fenton

Adrian is a PhD Researcher at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) of the School of Earth & Environment. His research examines how rural finance institutions influence the livelihoods of households in Bangladesh. In particular, his research focuses on the role played by microfinance institutions in facilitating and inhibiting climate change adaptation.


Adrian is also a Visiting Researcher at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and an Affliate Researcher of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP).

In addition to his academic research, Adrian has private consultancy experience working on assignments for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), as well as non-governmental organisations such as Oxfam and CARE international.

Research interests

  • Microfinance
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Livelihoods
  • Green economy
  • Climate finance
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)