||Professor Andy Dougill holds an Extraordinary Professor post at the University of Pretoria alongside his role as Dean for Global Development at the University of Leeds, UK.
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Professor Andy Dougill is an applied environmental change researcher with achievements that transcend and integrate a range of disciplines including soil science, ecology, climate services and environmental social sciences focused across a range of African dryland environments. He has expertise in leading the design and implementation of trans-disciplinary, ‘solutions-focused’ research projects on environmental sustainability and climate change adaptation. He has published over 140 articles in a range of leading international journals and helped to build strong collaborative networks across a range of African Universities.
His current research includes a lead role in two Global Challenges Research Fund Collective Fund consortia awards (AFRICAP & SWIFT) and in the GCRF-ARUA Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FS-Net Africa) led from the University of Pretoria. He has developed innovative approaches for integrating research methodologies that use scientific approaches together with local participation to ensure locally relevant outputs in a range of sub-Saharan African Farming Systems. He has successfully built long-lasting partnerships across a range of African Universities and partner organisations through a strong commitment to impact, capacity building and research training.
Professor Dougill’s role in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics & Meteorology includes the provision of guest lectures in Centre for Environmental Studies, the co-creation of new digital learning resources on Food Systems & Innovations, and supervisory support to PhD students & post-doctoral Fellows. He also offers mentorship and guidance on trans-disciplinary academic leadership and partnership building.