My PhD project is investigating the anthropic consequences of climate change, specifically in the area of (human) security. The project aims to ‘test’ theoretical and small sample conjectures from the IPCC  Fifth Assessment Report about the effects of climate change on conflict, migration, and state stability using the longer historical record. It is hoped that these results will be beneficial to both academic and policy discourses around the effects climate change on human well-being and will highlight the usefulness of the longer historical record for the testing of political science theories.

Advisors:  Prof Karen Hussey, Prof Ian Lilley, Dr Elin Charles-Edwards

Project members

Christopher McEWAN

PhD candidate