Durham University PHD Project Case Studies

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SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Maya subsistence farmer decision-making under climatic uncertainty in Belize, Central America

Soil health Improvement Technologies (SITs) to Enhance Drought and Nutrient Resilience in Zimbabwean Soils


SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Art and creativity in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Empowerment Among Young People in Uganda

Designs for dwellings; strategies for managing human-animal contact in Sierra Leone

Developing best practice to protect children from air pollution in Indonesia

Development of copper-dependent antimicrobial resistance breakers

Refreshing the antileishmanial pipeline: Hybrid molecules as potential drugs against leishmaniasis

The development of therapeutics for the treatment of Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis

Towards the end game: operational research on improving rural housing in sub-Saharan Africa as a strategy to support malaria elimination


SDG 5: Gender Equality

Transport as gendered employment practice in sub-Saharan Africa


SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Designing smart functionalised surfaces for water harvesting

The Politics and Ethics of Water Security in Cape Town


SDG 7: Afordable and Clean Energy

Governing the energy-water nexus; sustainable resource governance for development in Turkey


SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Law’s Dynamic Effects: The Case of South Africa


SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 

Using machine learning and satellite radar to detect "silent" earthquakes in the Zagros Mountains, Iran

Regionalisation of rainfall runoff modelling for flood forecasting in Indonesia

When the shaking stops: an evaluation of post-earthquake heritage rehabilitation in Hanuman Dhoka’s Durbar Square

SDG 13: Climate Action

Exploring synergies and opportunities at the interface between culture, ritual and science for landslide risk reduction


SDG 14: Life Below Water

The tragedy of common heritage: environmental conservations and the exploitation of the resources of the deep seabed