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Leigh Mayhew

Research Assistant

Global Risks and Resilience

Portrait of Leigh Mayhew

Leigh was part of the Knowledge Manager for the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) consortium, a £120m DFID-funded programme. Under BRACED, Leigh: co-authored a publication on the proliferation of armed smuggling networks in northern Niger; convened a series of global roundtables on the humanitarian implications of climate and conflict risk; and co-authored a series of literature scans on climate change, conflict and security.

He is part of the authorship team for publications on risk-informed development, a concept which encourages policy-makers and practitioners to consider the implications of multiple and intersecting threats and hazards. This included a case study focused specifically on policy targeting the smuggling economy in northern Niger.

He holds a Masters in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London, where he focused his studies on war economies, insurgency and the comparative study of civil wars.