Dr Festus Asaaga is an Environmental Social Scientist based at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Broadly, his research focusses on advancing better understanding of the interdependence and synergies between human health, animal health and the environment with a view of improving policy outcomes for safeguarding livelihoods, health and well-being.
Through this interdisciplinary engagement, Festus’ research revolves around three key inter-linked foci: health, agriculture and environment with climate change as an underlying crosscutting theme in developing contexts.
Festus is currently leading the participatory components of three interdisciplinary projects exploring the socio-ecological drivers of (re)emerging zoonotic disease vulnerability in the Western Ghats region of India.
Festus completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford that examined the dynamics of land tenure and sustainable land management in Ghana.