Eleanor Jew

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Eleanor Jew

Eleanor is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow   within the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds, and is working on an exciting new project in Malawi. This project investigates the impact of El Nino on Conservation Agriculture, and how climate-smart agricultural techniques fare under current climate extremes.

Eleanor’s PhD research took place in a remote area of south-west Tanzania.  She explored land use management challenges within miombo woodland with varying levels of human utilisation. She used a range of methods, including biodiversity surveys of large mammals, trees, butterflies and birds; followed by social surveys using questionnaires, focus groups, interviews and livelihood tools. Such a diverse range of methods enabled her to understand the complexities of land use management within this area.


  • PhD Environment and Development, University of Leeds (2016)
  • MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, University of Oxford (2006)
  • BSc Environmental Biogeoscience, University of Leeds (2004)

Research Interests

Food security and agriculture, biodiversity conservation, wildlife utilisation as a conservation tool, bioindicators, land use management.