Janine Duffy

Researcher (nature, rights and wellbeing), Natural Resources research group

Janine’s research interests lie at the intersection of environmental governance and social justice. Much of her work has focused on food systems, political ecology and environmental justice.

She brings experience from NGOs working on environmental issues, international development and peacebuilding, and has worked with teams across Central Asia and East Africa


Social dimensions of climate change and green development.

Before IIED

  • Research assistant, University of Manchester (urban agriculture); University of Edinburgh (conservation and poverty)
  • Communications and engagement officer, Sustainability First
  • Grant manager and funding coordinatorr, Saferworld
  • Digital communications, Mercy Corps Europe


  • MSc environmental governance, University of Manchester
  • MA sustainable development, University of Edinburgh

Current work

Janine's work focuses on the Reducing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA) project – a research to action programme focused on improving natural landscapes in ways that enable people and nature to thrive.