Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, PhD

Senior Researcher

Dr. Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson researches (im)mobility, migration, health and wellbeing in the context of climate change. She is a Senior Researcher at UNU-EHS where she leads the “Internal Migration in the Philippines: Adaptation to Climate Change" (IMPACT) project, she is also a part of the Lancet Countdown’s WG1 and WG2, a University of Sussex Lecturer and Co-Investigator on the Sussex Sustainable Research Programme (SSPR) project "DROught, Poverty and HIV drug RESISTance" (DROP-RESIST), and an editorial board member of the "Climate and Development" journal.

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Climate-induced (im)mobility decision-making and wellbeing in Bangladesh

This article investigates climate-induced sociopsychological immobility and its link to Internally Displaced People’s wellbeing in a slum of Dhaka.

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Sonja is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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