Dr Edward LahiffBack
Dr Edward Lahiff lectures in International Development and Sustainable Food Systems at University College Cork, Ireland, where he is also Director of the BSc. in International Development and Food Policy. He holds an M.A. in Development Studies from the University of Manchester and a PhD. in Development Studies from the SOAS, University of London. He spent ten years in southern Africa working with rural NGOs and as Senior Lecturer in Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. Dr Lahiff has published widely on land reform, rural livelihoods and natural resources in the global south. His current research is on agriculture-nutrition linkages in Ethiopia, and on social inclusion in Vietnam. He is Principal Investigator on the Irish Research Council-funded project 'Social inclusion of rural migrants in Hanoi City, Vietnam', a collaboration with the University of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi (2019-21). He is Chair of the UCC branch of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), and sits on its National Executive Committee.