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Jo   Middleton

Research Fellow
Sussex Sustainability Research Programme; Dept. Primary Care and Public Health, and NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Neglected Tropical Diseases
University of Sussex; Brighton and Sussex Medical School (United Kingdom)
I speak in the following language(s): Tok Pisin

Specialities
Discipline(s)
Anthropology
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Melanesia
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
Indigenous languages
Tok Pisin
Experiences
  • Collaborative Project (2017 to 2022)
    Surfaces: an interdisciplinary project to understand and enhance health in the vulnerable rainforests of Papua New Guinea (PNG) — Funder: Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
    PNG’s globally important rainforests are threatened by logging, and its health-related Sustainable Development Goal indicators are worse than all but two countries outside sub-Saharan Africa. Surfaces is mapping evidence on integrated health and conservation projects worldwide, and aims to provide a practical example in PNG’s rainforests, focusing first on neglected tropical skin diseases (specifically scabies and fungal diseases).
  • Collaborative Project (2019 to 2022)
    Integrating conservation and health in Papua New Guinea’s vulnerable rainforests — Funder: UK government Department for Environment Food
    This Darwin Initiative project which aims to protect highly diverse forests in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and improve their inhabitants’ quality of life. Using conservation interventions, research, and capacity building it is: (i) enabling expansion of indigenous rainforest conservation through community health provision (ii) spreading awareness of the benefits of intact forests (iii) researching both the relationships between forest integrity and health in PNG, and the efficacy of integration of health services into forest conservation across the tropics, and (iv) training students and staff in research and conservation.
  • Collaborative Project (2021 to 2022)
    Mapping COVID-19 impacts on Papua New Guinea conservation and building a collaboration between ecology, arts, and the humanities to help preserve forests and customary land rights — Funder: UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund
    Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a global centre for ecological and cultural diversity. This cross-school interdisciplinary project is (1) evaluating COVID-19 impacts on PNG biodiversity conservation, (2) supporting three indigenous conservation communities with practical COVID-19 advice and aid, and (3) developing a PNG wide action plan to sustain conservation through the pandemic. Pump-priming work will also expand our existing international partnership to include Arts and Humanities researchers from Sussex and PNG to strengthen conservation and indigenous land rights.
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