Mr James Brockington - Staff Profile

Mr James Brockington
Teaching Associate & PhD Student

Thoday Building, room G6


Tel: 01248 382351 (from U.K.)

+44 1248 382351 (International)


Responsibilities within SENRGY/BU

  • Teaching Associate (part-time); working mainly on postgraduate courses in Forestry and Tropical Forestry by distance learning
  • PhD Candidate (part-time)

Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies

  • BA International Development (1st Class hons.) - University of Sussex
  • MSc Agroforestry (Distinction) - Bangor University
  • Member of the Development Studies Association
  • Member of the Farm Woodland Forum
  • Member of the Permaculture Association

Research Interests

  • Socioeconomics of rural livelihoods
  • Agroecology and smallholder farming systems
  • Community development and extension approaches
  • Adoption, adaptation and diffusion of innovations
  • Enterprise and value-chain development
  • Impact assessment of development interventions
  • Anthropology and sociology of development
  • Political ecology and environmental governance

Recent Publications

Brockington, J.D., Harris, I.M. & Brook, R.M. (2015) Beyond the project cycle: a medium-term evaluation of agroforestry adoption and diffusion in a south Indian village. Agroforestry Systems. DOI: 10.1007/s10457-015-9872-0

Doshi, P.P., Brockington, J.D. & Brook, R.M. (2015) Assessing agroforestry adoption in tribal areas of Maharashtra, India. Agriculture for Development, No.25: 12-16

Brockington, J.D. and Brook, R.M. (2014). Beyond the project cycle: ex-post assessment of agroforestry adoption and management in semi-arid Karnataka. Presented at 3rd World Congress on Agroforestry, Delhi, India, 10-14 February 2014.


Other Interests

Sports; hill walking; landscape design and horticulture; travelling.