Dr Azra Meadows

  • Honorary Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

telephone: 01413306622/6624
email: Azra.Meadows@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Azra Meadows started lecturing at the University in 1990, and has over twenty years experience of coordinating higher education and rural community uplift projects in developing countries. Much of this work is conducted in Pakistan with Universities, Government and Non-governmental organisations and funded by DFID, the British Council, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, the Asian Development Bank, and the Scottish Government International Development Fund. She has also played a major role in the British Council initiatives such as the 'Connecting Futures' and the 'European Union Youth Project'. Both of these programmes aimed to promote cultural dialogue and better understanding post 9/11 between the youth of Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

Azra Meadows is the chairperson and trustee of the Scottish Pakistani Association, was a trustee and board member of the Scottish Academy of Asian Arts and has twice served as a trustee and council member of the Zoological Society of London.

She was awarded a British Muslim Achievement Award at the House of Lords in 2002 for "Promotion of Educational Activities between the United Kingdom and Pakistan". In the June 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Azra Meadows was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for "Services to UK and International Community Relations".


Research interests

Together with Dr Peter Meadows, we focus on applied and strategic research and consultancy on the management and sustainability of coastal, marine and mountain environments, and their rural communities. Much of this work is in developing countries and is multidisciplinary.

We advise on rural community uplift, access to clean water, and the sustainable use of natural resources. We investigate how biodiversity can control sediment and soil stability, erosion and transport. We advise on the effects of natural hazards on rural communities.

Find out more at the Biosedimentology Unit website.


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT IN PAKISTAN
    Scottish Executive
    2010 - 2011
     
  • Disaster Rehabilitation of Women in Pakistan.
    Scottish Government
    2010 - 2013
     

Publications

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2013

Lari, Y., Meadows, A. and Meadows, P. (2013) Disaster Preparedness Manual. Heritage Foundation of Pakistan: Karachi. ISBN 9789698655211

2012

Meadows, P.S., Meadows, A. and Murray, J.M.H. (2012) Biological modifiers of marine benthic seascapes: their role as ecosystem engineers. Geomorphology, 157-58, pp. 31-48. (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.07.007)

2002

Murray, J., Meadows, A. and Meadows, P. (2002) Biogeomorphological implications of microscale interactions between sediment geotechnics and marine benthos: a review. Geomorphology, 47, pp. 15-30.

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Articles

Meadows, P.S., Meadows, A. and Murray, J.M.H. (2012) Biological modifiers of marine benthic seascapes: their role as ecosystem engineers. Geomorphology, 157-58, pp. 31-48. (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.07.007)

Murray, J., Meadows, A. and Meadows, P. (2002) Biogeomorphological implications of microscale interactions between sediment geotechnics and marine benthos: a review. Geomorphology, 47, pp. 15-30.

Books

Lari, Y., Meadows, A. and Meadows, P. (2013) Disaster Preparedness Manual. Heritage Foundation of Pakistan: Karachi. ISBN 9789698655211

This list was generated on Sat Jul 20 20:12:53 2019 BST.