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Dr Grady Walker

Senior Research Fellow

Sept. 2016 – present | University of Reading | Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Walker Institute, Reading, United Kingdom • Supporting an interdisciplinary project in East Africa called HyCRISTAL, one of the research consortia of the DFID/NERC-funded Future Climate for Africa project (FCFA) • Researching governance, decision-making pathways, subjective climate and climate adaptation knowledge and understanding Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016 | University of Queensland | Lecturer | School of Communication and Arts, Brisbane, Australia • Course title: Participatory Media Production • Co-designed curriculum for a course on the principles and practice of participatory community engagement using media, particularly video • Earned an average rating of 4.67 out of 5 as a lecturer March 2013 – Aug. 2015 | Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) | Research Fellow | Khovd, Mongolia • Developed participatory media strategy for AusAID PSLP & SDC Green Gold projects in Mongolia • Facilitated Participatory Video Training of Trainers primary and follow-up workshops to support the activities of local project partners • Designed, implemented, monitored, and reported the participatory and direct media elements of the projects (focused on climate change adaptation and agriculture extension) • Directed team of project officers in strategising the use of participatory media and C4D approaches • Produced a video series used for training called Perspectives: Climate Change Jan. 2011 – Oct. 2012 | Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre | Young Scholar for Humanitarian Work | Teso, Uganda & New York, USA • Supported the climate change adaptation activities of the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) • Researched and directed a film for the URCS on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) • Contributed to project planning for an urban DRR initiative • Received training in Participatory Video facilitation and integration of climate/ecosystem knowledge into development project planning • Produced media on the use of energy-efficient innovations such as Lorena cook stoves and cooking baskets June 2008 – April 2010 | Shunyata Film Production | Unit Director – Labour Migration Project | Kathmandu, Nepal • Conducted groundbreaking research on labour migration from Nepal to the Middle East; the project produced three films in three years • Travelled to Kuwait to document the experiences of migrant domestic workers who have faced abuse at the hands of their employers