Dr Oliver Scanlan is a Research Fellow at ULAB’s Centre for Sustainable Development. He has a Ph.D. in Politics and International relations from Dublin City University, and a Master’s from the University of Amsterdam, both focusing on customary land and forestry rights in India and Bangladesh. His research interests include how customary tenure regimes relate to climate change resilience and adaptation measures, with a focus on conservation and ancestral land rights.

He is a member of the UN Environment Program’s Geneva-based Science Policy Platform, in which capacity he presented at the Munich Security Conference in 2018. He has worked for several international NGOs and multilateral organizations, including Oxfam, Save the Children and UN Environment.