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Christopher High

Senior lecturer
Department of Social Studies Faculty of Social Sciences
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I joined Peace and Development Studies at LNU in 2016, from the Open University in the UK.  With a focus on learning and communication in peace and development, I have enjoyed teaching face to face after a decade of leading distance learning projects.


I teach at the undergraduate level in the Peace & Development and the Global Issues programmes, and at the postgraduate level in the Masters in Peace and Development Work programme.  My focus is on research methods, development studies and sustainable development.  The classes cover both theory and practice, and I supervise the masters students in practical fieldwork projects in the local community.

Previous teaching includes online courses in video production, systems thinking and environmental studies.  I also participated in research student training at the Open University over a 15 year period, and represented my Faculty on the university research training committee.


My research encompasses applied social science in sub-Saharan Africa, India and Europe.  Work on the governance of rural development, adaptation to climate change and participatory research methods has led to academic publications and reports, videos and community initiatives. I have convened the International Visual Methods Steering group since 2013, and have supported training and capacity building in participatory video for resdearchers and activists since 2005.


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