Dr Susannah Sallu is an Associate Professor in Environment and Development based in the Sustainability Research Institute of the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds (UoL). She is also an Environment and Development Research Group Leader.
Over the past 10 years, Dr Sallu has played a key role in shaping the Master’s degrees in the Sustainability Research Institute and cross-faculty research initiatives such as the Centre for Global Development. She is currently a member of the School of Earth and Environment Steering Committee and a member of the ESRC Climate Change Centre for Economics and Policy, Priestley International Centre for Climate, and Centre for Global Development at UoL.
Dr Sallu has a PhD from the Department of Geography at the University of Oxford, an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and a BSc (Hons.) in Tropical Environmental Science from the University of Aberdeen. She has worked for the Society for Environmental Exploration (a collaboration between Frontier UK and the University of Dar es Salaam) in Tanzania, Forest Research (UK Forestry Commission), and UNICEF. Dr Sallu is a member of the Development Studies Association and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Dr Sallu is an interdisciplinary research scientist whose research focuses broadly on human-environment interactions and, more specifically, on rural livelihoods, environmental change, marginalisation, and natural resource governance.