2015 Masters Students

 





 Emma Baker 
(UK)
 Previous Qualification: BA (Hons) in Geography, University of Exeter, UK
 Supervisor: Hilton Trollip
 Thesis title: Alternative socio-economic development trajectories in Ghana
 






Shayan Barmand
(USA)
Previous Qualification: B.A. in International Relations, University of San Diego’s Institute for Peace and Justice
Supervisor: Mark New
Thesis title: Implications of development on South Africa's "safe operating space"


Alexa Brown
(South Africa)
Previous Qualification: BSc honours degree in geography, Wits University
SupervisorChris Lennard
Thesis title: Comparing historical marine and terrestrial based wind data at the south western Cape of South Africa from 1843 - 1854.
 
 



 

Julia Elaine Davies 
(South Africa)
 Previous Qualification: Honours degree in Environmental and Geographical Science, UCT. 
 SupervisorGina Ziervogel
 Thesis title: The science-policy interface: integration of science in the development of national CC policies in SA
 

 





Tarik Dessouki (Canada)
SupervisorKevin Winter
Thesis title: An Assessment of Ground Water Quality used for the Irrigation of Edible Crops in the Philippi Horticultural Area

  
 





Mercy Njeri Gicheru
(Kenya)
Previous Qualifications: Bsc. Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Development, t Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Supervisor: Peter Johnston (main) and Marie-Ange Baudoin
Thesis title: Barriers and Enablers to the Adoption of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices. A case study of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Eastern Kenya
 
 





James Irlam
(South Africa)
Previous Qualifications: Master of Philosophy (MPhil)Epidemiology, UCT, Bachelor of Science (BSc)(Medical)(Honours), Biomedical Sciences, UCT
Supervisor: Mark Zuidgeest 
Thesis title: Barriers & Facilitators for Increased Cycling Mobility in Cape Town
 





Peliwe Jubase
(South Africa)
Previous Qualifications:  Bsc (Hons) in Ocean & Atmospheric Science, UCT
Supervisors: Mark New (main) & Modathir Zaroug
Thesis title: Climate extreme events
 





Kelly McLeod
(Canada)
Previous Qualifications: Physics Honours, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
Supervisors: Bruce Hewitson (main), Chris Jack, and Tristan Hauser
Thesis title: Investigating the value of local-scale rainfall simulation in mountainous topography: A case study in Stettynskloof Dam

 





Molly McMahon
(USA) 
Previous Qualifications: International Studies and French, Miami University
Supervisor: Shari Daya
Thesis title: The relationship between social identity and ethical eating in Cape Town

 





Steffanie Musingarabwi
(Zimbabwe)
Previous Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Science degree in Geography & Environmental Studies, Monash University
Supervisors: Martine Visser (main) and Adelene Africa 
Thesis title: A assessment of time stress and time use pattern impacts on well being

 





Edigio Mutimba
(Mozambique) 
Previous Qualifications: Agronomy, Eduardo Mondlane University
Supervisors: Marie-Ange Baudoin (main) and Martine Visser
Thesis title: Identifying opportunities to better integrate climate variability and change into rural microfinance services in Mozambique: the case of Maputo and Limpopo The Identifying opportunities to better integrate climate variability and change into rural microfinance services in Mozambique: the case of Maputo and Limpopo development corridors

 





Frank (Richard) Prouten
(South Africa)
Previous Qualifications: BSc in Geology, Leicester University
Supervisors: TBC
Thesis title: TBC







Katherine Smit
(South Africa)
Previous Qualifications: Bsc.in Environmental Science and Ecology (UCT) and Honours in Biodiversity and Ecology (Stellenbosch University)
Supervisors: Nadine Methner (main) and Laura Pereira
Thesis title: Understanding commercial and smallholder farmers’ climate resilience in winter and summer rainfall regions using a scenario based approach
 






Delfim Vilissa
(Mozambique)
Previous Qualifications: BSc in Agronomy from the Eduardo Mondlane University in 2006. 
Supervisors: Mark New (main) and Marie-Ange Baudoin
Thesis title: Vulnerability of Horticulture producers to Climate Variability and Change: The case of Boane District, Mozambique