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Kelly Sharp

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Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
Kelly Sharp
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
Bridge Masters Fellow 2013 - 2015
Thesis: In search of food security? Logics of nutrition in 'voluntary' resettlement schemes in Malawi
Degrees: BA History and International Development Studies, McGill University (2012)

Awards & Scholarships

  • Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (2014)
  • SSHRC CGS Master's Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • CIHR Strategic Training Fellowship, Bridge Program (2013-2015)
  • Dean of Arts Award, McGill University (2011)

Internship Positions

  • Assistant Programme Manager at LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa (IISD/CIDA)
  • Intern at Maji na Ufanisi, Nairobi, Kenya

Biography

 

Kelly completed her Masters at the end of 2015, where her thesis research focused on voluntary resettlement in Malawi and its impacts on small-holder farmer food security and nutrition. She has experience working in the developing world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, with local populations employed in the agriculture sector. After defending her thesis she took an internship with the International Labour Organization in Geneva, working on issues of decent work in the rural economy.

 

Research

Research interests: international development, sub-Saharan Africa, community involvement in international development, nutrition, food security, natural resources, land rights, local perceptions, gender, maternal health, livelihoods, health outcomes. 

Work Experience

The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility for Higher Education - Research Assistant (2014-Present) 

Canadian Field Studies in Africa - Risk Manager (2013)

World Development - Editorial Assistant (2011-2012)

Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University - Research Assistant (2011-2012)

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

The Bridge Program
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