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PhD title: Fostering food and nutrition security through sustainable development among vulnerable rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Research is focused on the effect of weather and climate shocks, on food security among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. 


2018-Present PhD Agri-Food and Land Use 

2014-2018 BSc Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition with Professional Studies, 1st Class Honours 

Research Interests

PhD student studying Agricultural, Food and Development Economics


Shannon participated in the Environmental Leadership Programme 2018/19 and won the award for QUB Green Impact Postgraduate Student Leadership 2018/19. She continues to raise awareness and motivate QUB staff and students to act on climate change and live more sustainable lives through her work with the School of Biological Sciences' Green Impact Team. 

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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