Prof. Andy Dougill is the Dean of the Faculty of the Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom. He is a dryland environmental change researcher who has developed research approaches that integrate various disciplines, including soil science, ecology, climate change, development studies, and environmental and social sciences. He has led the design and implementation of interdisciplinary problem-based research projects focused on environmental sustainability issues in a wide range of developing world contexts, focusing on African agricultural systems.
His research projects have gained significant external funding from a wide range of sources, including GCRF, National Environment Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, Royal Geographical Society, British Council, and Department for International Development. His work has developed innovative research methodologies for using scientific approaches together with local participation to ensure locally relevant research outputs in both dryland Africa and the UK uplands.