PhD Profile Class of 2017

For the 2017/2018 academic year, the Centre admitted 5 students (all men) to its PhD Social Policy Studies programme. They possess backgrounds from various disciplines including Social Policy Studies, Public Administration, Environmental Science, Philosophy and Development Studies. The admitted students have over 53 years working experience between them in areas of socio-political development process, environmental and social consultancy, civil society advocacy and natural resource management. Their research areas include civil society and policy influencing; social and gender issues in environmental impact assessment studies; household vulnerability and children’s participation in the labour market and its related implications for human capital development and social protection; effective policy and education for underprivileged in the society and natural resources and their influence on the development of a nation.