Dr Emilie Cremin
- Post-Doctoral Research Associate (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)
I'm a researcher in geography, social and environmental sciences at the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies and a member of the UKRI GCRF Living Delta Research Hub, since February 2020.
In the field of development geography, my research project questions the impacts of human activities on river socio-ecological systems, from a North-South perspective. Finding the balance between ecological, social and economical processes and demand is the main challenge that drives my research. In river areas, from the scale of the catchment area to that of the ecosystem, I study from field surveys, quantitative data and analysis of satellite images, how the processes of territorial development transform socio-ecological systems. My role in the UKRI GCRF Living Delta Research Hub is to develop a risk assessment and the Global Delta Risk Index that characterize coastal social-ecological tipping points, especially in Mangrove related social-ecological systems. The impact of this research is to provide tools to policymakers to identify the places the most exposed to risk and to support the decisions to take actions to build more resilient communities and sustainable development.
I have completed a PhD in Geography on the socio-ecological systems in the Brahmaputra floodplain (Assam, North-east India) from Paris 8 university, in France in 2014. Also, I hold an MSc in Environmental Science (specialization: environmental planning and management) (2007) degree from MNHN-Paris, an MSc in Local Development (2006) degree from Institute for Social and Economical Development - IEDES- Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and a Ba in geography (2003) degree from Sorbonne, Paris, France. Before joining the University of Glasgow, I was engaged as a PDRA at the University of Limoges to work on River Governance – citizen participation in river management in the Dordogne river basin, France - 2016. I was also engaged as a Post-doc on Public Participation in Water resources management in the Dong Nai- Saigon river basin, Vietnam - 2017.
Apart from research experience, I worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Paris 8 (2008-2011 and 2016-2017) Saint-Denis and at the University of Strasbourg (2013-2014) where I taught Geography.
- River's social-ecological systems in a globalized world.
- Vulnerability and risk assessment of social-ecological systems exposed to natural hazards.
- Understanding the multiple roles ecosystems play in terms of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, particularly from the perspectives of local communities.
- Resilience of coastal and deltaic social-ecological systems.
- Perceptions of natural hazards.
- Livelihoods, ethno-ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, cultural diversity and biodiversity.
Living Deltas Hub (2019-2024). This project is led by Newcastle University and involves many partners from the UK, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and beyond. Funding from UKRI-GCRF through NERC (NE/S008926/1).
I contribute to:
- Work package 2 "Characterization and integrated risk assessments of deltaic social-ecological systems"
- Work package 4 "Delta-level interventions to respond to and mitigate against foreseeable coastal system tipping points".
- Human impact on the environment (level 1)
- Environmental policies (level 4)
- Theories, Practice and Policies in Environmental Risk and Management (level 5)
- GIS introduction and ecological survey (level 3)
- Environmental stewardship: supervision of dissertations (levels 3 and 4)