Laurence Cannings

PhD Researcher

Laurence Cannings is a PhD student at the University of Southampton, School of Geography and Environmental Science, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. His research focuses on the relationship between objective and subjective wellbeing, paying specific attention to the role of climate hazards and landscape characteristics in coastal Ghana.

Laurence holds a BSc in Geography from University College London and an MSc in Social Statistics from the University of Southampton. Laurence also has several years of experience working as an analyst within UK local government, working alongside various teams such as Children’s Social Care, Waste Management and Carbon Reduction.

During his PhD studies, Laurence worked with the Climate Change and Resilience team at the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), based in Bangkok (Regional Office for Asia Pacific). This work expanded the understanding of the potential socioeconomic, cultural and equity benefits available from current nature-based solution projects in the region.