Dr Natalie Suckall

Dr Natalie Suckall


Natalie is an environmental social scientist who examines the social dimensions of climate change in the UK and the Global South. Her research has included: exploring if droughts and floods in Malawi lead to urbanisation as subsistence farmers migrate to town; examining the synergies and trade-offs that occur between climate mitigation and human development as fishing communities in Zanzibar respond to environmental stresses; and, understanding how some of the poorest households in deltas in Bangladesh, India and Ghana cope with frequent cyclones and coastal erosion. Natalie has also worked in the UK where she has explored transformative approaches to coastal management in the face of sea level rise.

Natalie re-joined the Sustainability Research Institute in 2019 to work on the Asia Regional Resilience to a Changing Climate (ARRCC) programme.  The ARRCC programme aims to strengthen weather forecasting systems across Asia. It targets the most vulnerable countries in the region, primarily Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.




  • Co-lead of the Environment and Development Research GroupĀ 
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Research groups and institutes

  • Environment and Development
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