Dr. Ishfaq Hussain Malik

Dr. Ishfaq Hussain Malik


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and am currently working on the IMAGINE project that includes an interdisciplinary research team based at the Universities of UK and Canada. My research focuses on the Climate Change, indigenous communities and knowledge, Arctic Climate Risk & Adaptation, and collaborating with community partners to identify and characterise how cryosphere-hydrosphere-ecosystem-habitat changes are experienced, perceived, and responded to at a community level. I have previously worked on disaster management in the Himalayas focusing on recent floods in the Kashmir Valley.

Research interests

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

Professional memberships

  • Priestley International Centre for Climate