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Research project

Food, Gender, Enterprise

Project overview

This highly innovative project focuses on small-scale fisheries in Kerala, India, where fishing communities are experiencing increasing climate events, declining catches, biodiversity loss, and the lingering effects of COVID-19. Here women play crucial roles in post-harvest processing and marketing of fish but remain excluded from decision-making. The project leverages engineering and social science methodologies to create understanding and knowledge of the social and technological solutions that are needed to enhance capacities for adaptation, develop resilience to these multiple systemic shocks and sustainably manage small-scale fisheries resources.


Lead researcher

Dr Bindi Shah PhD, FHEA

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • A key question that Bindi is interested in asking is: What shapes citizenship and a sense of belonging to the nation amongst immigrants and established ethnic minority communities?
  • Bindi is also interested in exploring the role of social capital for developing interdisciplinary solutions to climate crisis and biodiversity loss for marginalised communities.

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups