Irina Arakelyan

PhD Title

Irina ArakelyanClimate change mitigation and rural livelihoods in Malawi

PhD Supervisor

Prof Dominic Moran


I’ve recently started my PhD in climate change and rural livelihoods, and I am enrolled at SRUC and Edinburgh University.  The main focus of my project is the development of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in agriculture for Malawi. The overall aim is to mitigate climate change in agriculture while increasing food security at the same time.

Prior to starting my PhD (and following my Masters in Environmental Science at the University of Manchester) I worked for a few years as an environmental consultant, mainly working on climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as resource efficiency projects.

My PhD project will involve conducting a survey of smallholders in the dairy sector in Malawi, as well as an economic and cost-benefit analysis of proposed mitigation measures.

My research  interests are climate change adaptation and mitigation; food security in the developing  world; and carbon finance.

Irina Arakelyan

PhD Student

Address: Land Economy & Environment, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 01315354278