Samarthia Thankappan

Samarthia Thankappan


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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Samarthia would like to hear from students (both self-funded and funded) who would like to pursue a PhD in sustainability of agri-food production and consumption systems, sustainability of enhanced transport systems, sustainable supply chains and businesses.

Personal profile

Research interests

Samarthia’s research broadly focuses on three key areas: (i) Sustainability and the agri-food sector, where her research covers a wide range of issues from impact of water use  in the food supply chains, climate change adaptation and mitigation to understanding the ways in which current behaviours or changed behaviours may affect the sustainability of consumption and production systems in the future; (ii) Sustainability and the automotive sector, looking at environmental, economic and social costs of enhanced transport systems. Her principal research focus in this area is on exploring the impacts of bio-based material substitution in the automotive sector. (iii) Environment, society & governance, where Samarthia’s research focuses on examining the complexity & impact of climate change policy on businesses in the supply chain and mapping social and ecological knowledge flows in coastal ecosystems.

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