Dr Betty Barkha

PhD; MA (Sociology); BA (Sociology & Psychology)
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

  • Gender Studies 4405
  • Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation 4101
  • Sociological Methodology And Research Methods 441006
  • Political Economy And Social Change 440404

Research interests

  • Gender 
  • Climate Mobility and Climate Adaptation
  • Gender, Peace & Security
  • Pacific and Feminist research methodologies
  • Feminist Political Economy


Dr Betty Barkha has over a decade of experience in international development, research, and advocacy across the Pacific.  Betty also serves as an advisor to Save the Children, FRIDA Young Feminist Fund, Global Resilience Fund and is currently the co-chair of the board of International Women's Development Agency (IWDA). Betty's PhD, titled Cascading Tides, Invading Lives:  focused on examining  the Gendered impacts of Climate Change-Induced Displacement and Planned Relocation in Fiji.

Researcher's projects

  • Investing in Women: Inclusive, Sustainable Economic Recovery (GIWL-Abt Associates)
  • Pacific Regional Framework on Climate Mobility (UNSW Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law)
  • Gender and Climate-Induced Mobility in the Pacific (Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies, University of Auckland)

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