Evaluation Team Member
John has a BA from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Hull, both in social anthropology, the latter for a study of semi-nomadic pastoralists in north-eastern Sudan. He has worked for twenty years at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, where he is now Professor of Development Anthropology and Head of the Livelihood and Institutions Department. John has extensive experience in research and consultancy on social, institutional and policy aspects of livestock development for a variety of international donors, working in pastoral, mixed-crop livestock and smallholder dairy system. From 1995 to 2006 he was Socio-Economic Adviser, then Regional Dissemination, Promotion and Uptake Co-ordinator, for DFID’s Livestock Production Research Programme. Recent work includes responsibility for the institutional and policy component of DFID’s impact assessment and learning from the Ugandan Stamp Out Sleeping Sickness Campaign, being Team Leader of DFID’s Strategic Review of the Democracy, Growth and Peace for Pastoralists Project in Ethiopia, and being a Team Member for the Strategic Overview of Livestock Research Undertaken by the CGIAR. John also has expertise on climate change impacts and adaptation and was Co-ordinating Lead Author for the Chapter on Rural Areas of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.