Sussex Sustainability Research Programme


Sussex Sustainability funds six interdisciplinary research projects

The Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) Fund has completed its second call for proposals in December 2017 and has now made 6 full awards for funding. The projects bring together researchers from nine departments at the University of Sussex, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).

The awarded projects are investigating the trade-offs and synergies between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A total of 13 high-calibre applications were received and the six awarded projects were selected by a review panel consisting of internal sustainability experts.

Awards were made to:

  • Anthony Alexander (Business and Management): Scoping the performance indicators and data architectures for sustainable supply chain development in forest communities.
  • Jody Harris (IDS): The 'right to nutrition' in its social, legal and political context: A scoping study in two low-income countries.
  • Collins Iwuji (BSMS): Drought, Poverty and HIV Drug Resistance: a threat to resilience in a vulnerable rural setting.
  • Emily Lydgate (Law): Achieving sustainable trade post-Brexit: the UK and beyond.
  • Filippo Osella (Anthropology): Co-production of knowledge, and communication tools for safe and sustainable artisanal fishing.
  • Mika Peck (Ecology): Assessing trade-offs and synergies in SDG targets from global commodity chains associated with environmental justice conflict.

This brings the total of SSRP funded projects to 19, with over £1.4 million invested.

SSRP Director Joseph Alcamo remarked: "These new projects will enhance our efforts in providing research that strongly supports global goals for sustainable development."

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By: Fiona Hurd
Last updated: Tuesday, 19 December 2017