Professor Simon Batterbury

Chair in Political Ecology

Research Overview

Simon Batterbury, inaugural Chair in Political Ecology at LEC. Also Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. My interest is in how people sustain livelihoods and their identities in adverse environmental, political and social conditions. I'm most interested in environmental justice and struggles, and sustainable livelihoods in drylands and international development issues, led by social science investigations and the exciting interdisciplinary and multi-scalar field of political ecology, where LEC has particular strengths.