Dr. Ishfaq Hussain Malik

Dr. Ishfaq Hussain Malik


I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. I am currently working on the IMAGINE project https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=NE%2FX003868%2F1 which includes an interdisciplinary research team based at the Universities of the UK and Canada. My research focuses on climate change, vulnerability, adaptation, resilience, and political ecology. I am interested in the human dimensions of climate change, particularly in the areas of adaptation and resilience. My work involves documenting Indigenous knowledge, identifying risk factors, developing community-based adaptation strategies, and understanding how Arctic communities experience, perceive, and respond to climate change. My research also involves climate change and disaster studies in the Himalayas, with a focus on the recent floods in the Kashmir Valley.

Research interests

  • Climate Change, vulnerability, adaptation and resilience 
  • Ethnography
  • Indigenous communities and knowledge
  • Community-based research
  • Political Ecology
  • Human dimensions of climate change (HDCC)
  • Disaster Studies
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  • PhD Geography, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India

Professional memberships

  • Priestley Centre for Climate Futures