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Dr Edward Lahiff


Name: Dr Edward Lahiff 

Role: College Lecturer

Academic Unit: Department of Food Business and Development

Degrees in Development Studies from Manchester (MA 1993) and London (PhD 1997). Worked on land reform and rural development in South Africa from 1998 to 2008 with NGOs and in the university sector, Doctoral Officer with the Trinity International Development Initiative (Dublin) 2009-2010. Since 2010, lecturer in international development at UCC, and am currently director of the BSc. International Development and Food Policy.

Thematic Expertise

International development, Rural Development, Poverty, Hunger, Land Reform, Natural Resources

Geographical Expertise

Sub-Saharan Africa, Vietnam

Relevant Projects

AgriDiet: Understanding the links between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia and Tanzania.


Mishra, N. & Lahiff, E. (2018) “We Are the Locals”: The Operationalisation of Rights-Based Approaches to Development by Non-governmental Organisations in Koraput District, Odisha. The European Journal of Development Research

Centre for Global Development