Professor Simon Batterbury

Visiting Professor

Research Interests

Simon Batterbury, Visiting Professor. Inaugural Chair in Political Ecology at LEC 2017-19. Now Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia simonpjb@unimelb.edu.au. 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.