Angus William Naylor

Angus William Naylor


Angus is a third year PhD student based at the University of Leeds’ Priestley International Centre for Climate. His doctoral research comprises a community-led, real-time GIS and participatory mapping project (‘Tooniktoyok’), running from June 2018 – March 2021, conducted in collaboration with the Hamlet of Ulukhaktok – an Inuit village in the Canadian Arctic’s Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Tooniktoyok has been designed by the community in order to address and better understand the multiple ways through which climate change and intersecting sociocultural, economic, and political factors, are affecting the region’s subsistence food system. 

Research interests

Angus’ current research interests in include Indigenous circumpolar food security, contextual social-ecological systems vulnerability, and Inuit land use and subsistence practices. He has previously collaborated with the IWGIA and UNFAO on reviewing the state of knowledge into Indigneous peoples food security in the Arctic, and he is currently working on a new UKRI-funded project to assess the ways through which COVID-19 is affecting Indigneous peoples livelihoods. 


  • BSc, Geology with Physical Geography
  • MSc, Risk, Disaster and Resilience
  • MA, Social Research

Research groups and institutes

  • Sustainability Research Institute
  • Climate Science and Impacts
  • Environment and Development