Mark Tebboth



Mark Tebboth is the theme co-leader for the Tyndall Centre’s research activities on understanding how to address the twin goals of poverty alleviation and achieving meaningful action on climate change. The overarching focus of the theme is to explore synergies and trade-offs between climate action and poverty (orientated around the different Sustainable Development Goals) all set against the backdrop of increasing urgency and an imperative to act. As well Dr Tebboth’s work with the Tyndall Centre, he is also a Lecturer in Environment and International Development in the School of International Development (DEV) at UEA. He teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering issues linked to the governance of natural resources, climate change, and migration. Prior to joining DEV as a lecturer, Dr Tebboth was employed as a Senior Research Associate during which time he worked on a number of research projects including coordinating of a major programme of research in the pastoralist drylands of East Africa (Ethiopia and Kenya) through the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) research project funded by IDRC/DFID.


Research Interests

Dr. Tebboth is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research addresses issues related to how people and populations respond to and adapt to risks arising primarily from global environmental and, more specifically anthropogenic climate change. Within this broad area of research, he has particular interests in human migration / mobility and forced displacement, vulnerability, resilience and adaptation, and disaster risk reduction.


Current Research Projects

Climate Resilient Development Pathways for Semi-arid Regions of Africa and South Asia

DRIER – Drought Resilience In East African Dryland Regions

Recovery with Dignity

Mark Tebboth

Research Areas


Phone:+44 (0)1603 59 2861

Postal Address

School of International Development, Arts 1.74, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

Twitter: @marktebboth

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