Asia Expertise Guide

 

Nepal

  • Dr Esther Bott

    'Niche' tourism markets and how local people negotiate them. Expertise in ethnographic research on: orphanage tourism in Nepal; 'tribal' tourism in Vietnam; adventure tourism in Nepal, Thailand (and Jordan and Patagonia). Currently working on a project exploring micro-finance, children's health and women's 'empowerment' in poor communities in Bihar, India.
    07985 652 137
    Cultures Gender Migration Sociology Tourism poverty power dignity Asia tribal tourism adventure tourism micro-finance women health
  • Professor Ian Hall

    Asthma genetics. Pharmacogenetics. Cell signalling, especially in airway cells. Genetics of other airway disease.Asia Expertise: GCRF project based in Nepal working on respiratory disease and air pollution. Links with China through Ningbo hospitals.
    + 44 (0)115 823 0019
    Health and Medicine Airway Disease asthma genetics Cell Signalling health medicine disease respiratory Air Pollution
  • Professor Michèle Clarke

    The environment, climate and ecology of the Asia-Pacific region for the last 30 years, including the complexity of their interactions with society, heritage and cultures. Recent themes have included agriculture and rural development; cultural and built heritage; low carbon and clean energy; rapid urbanisation and sustainable cities; and the energy-water-food nexus.
    0115 951 5446
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Cultures Education Energy Engineering Environment Gender History Migration Science Veterinary climate society sustainable development energy ecosystems Cities Water agriculture heritage Asia
  • Professor Charlotte Bolton

    Global Health with chronic lung disease in Nepal. Worked with partners on a number of projects as part of a GCRF grant - workshop - qualitative understanding household air pollution - guidelines - public health messages Submitting further grants to look at chronic disease management.
    01158231677
    Cultures Environment Health and Medicine COPD lung health global health comorbidity multimorbidity
  • Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan

    I am scholar from the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), my focus is the international law and human rights from a decolonial perspective. I have written on the United Nations human rights engagement with Sri Lanka which was published in 2019: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811373497. I have been invited to talks via webinars during the pandemic but also before predominantly by Global South institutions in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and elsewhere. I consider myself as expert in the area in its interdisciplinary approach.
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    Cultures History International Relations Law Migration Security Sociology Governance human rights Identity and Rights colonialism nationalism Racism Third World elitism post-colonialism
  • Karma Tashi Choedron

    Karma's primary research focus is on modern-day slavery (Trafficking in Persons), i.e. on migrant workers in Malaysia, South and Southeast Asia. Research is primarily focused on oil palm companies and the manufacturing industry and its supply chain, including certification bodies.
    +6 03 8925 3563
    Environment Gender International Relations Religion Rights Lab Trafficking in Persons Marginalised/Displaced Communities Gender Environmental Ethics conservation Traditional/Indigenous Knowledge buddhism sikhism modern-day slavery modern slavery migrant workers oil palm companies manufacturing industry supply chains certification bodies Social Injustice
  • Ibtisam Ahmed

    I work on decolonial politics and utopias - how we envision futures that are equitable based on our experiences of the past. I give specific focus to queer identities, religious and spiritual minorities, literature and language, and cultural politics.
    Architecture and Built Environment Art Cultures Gender History Politics Sociology human rights Identity and Rights theology
  • Professor Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling

    Civil service management, anti-corruption, ethics and integrity management in developing countries including Nepal and Bangladesh in South Asia.
    0115-84-67513
    Politics World Corruption Governance
  • Professor Alan Smyth

    Cystic fibrosis. Clinical trials in children. Chest disease in childhood. Professor Smyth is Director of the Medicines for Children Research Network in the East of England (MCRN-East).
    +44 (0)115 823 0612
    Cultures Health and Medicine Science cystic fibrosis clinical trials chest disease children
  • Dr Florian Wiedmann

    As an academic architect specialized in investigating emerging cities from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, I have been involved in research, practice and teaching in Western Asia since 2006. My main focus has been the rapid urban transformation due to international migration in the Persian Gulf region. From 2011 to 2018 my research was funded by Qatar Foundation and one of the main areas of my expertise is the space production of knowledge economies in the context of rapid urban growth. In recent years, I have also established new links to institutions in India, Nepal and Vietnam.
    Architecture and Built Environment Business and economy Cultures History Migration Cities Persian Gulf GCC urbanism Sustainable development goals governanace
  • Dr Muhammad Shafiullah

    I have expertise in trade, energy, and economic growth in South Asia.
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  • Dr Luke Emeka Okafor

    Economic issues that relate to international trade, regional connectivity, digital transformation, tourism economics, development process, and industrial organization with a specific focus on how firms, industries, and countries respond to globalization and shocks. This includes investigating the interplay between digitalization, economic resilience, and performance as well as COVID-19 effects on firms, industries, and economies.
    +6 (03) 8725 3716
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Education Energy Environment Gender Migration Trade Corruption Governance human rights Identity and Rights Sustainable development goals
  • Dr Vengadeshvaran Sarma

    Development, impact evaluation, and policy research. Current research focuses on Entrepreneurs with disabilities, Social entrepreneurship, Anti-slavery practices in global supply chains, Charitable giving and donor behaviour, Sustainable development and land acquisition, Education reforms. The current geographic focus is primarily on Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Laos), and South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh).
    Business and economy Education Migration agriculture Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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