Welcome to three new Consuming Urban Poverty staff: Dr Jackie Borel-Saladin, Lesley Sibanda and Ann Donald

Welcome to three new Consuming Urban Poverty staff

Jackie Borel Saladin is the project’s postdoctoral research fellow and will be working on the urbanization and poverty workpackage. Before joining the ACC, Jackie completed her undergraduate, honours and masters degrees in Environmental and Geographical Science and her PhD in Sociology, with a particular focus on changing employment patterns in South Africa, at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She then moved to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), where she worked on topics ranging from resilient cities and the green economy to the state of secondary cities in South Africa and national urban planning policy in Africa.

Lesley Sibanda has been appointed to conduct social and environmental Life Cycle Assessment research with Prof Harro von Blottnitz as part of the Governance work package. Lesley joins us from the Green Building Council of South Africa and has an MPhil in Chemical Engineering from UCT. She is also finalizing her thesis for her second Masters degree in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development.

Ann has been appointed to work with Assoc. Prof. Julian Smit on the remote sensing and GIS component of the urbanization and poverty work package. Ann holds a Masters degree in GIS from Stellenbosch University which focused on the application of GIS and the principles of landscape ecology in establishing guidelines for effective ecological management of an agricultural landscape. She joins us having spent the last few years as a teacher, including a recent teaching stint in the Falklands.

We are excited to have these additions to the team.