University of Birmingham, School of Government
Short bio Niheer Dasandi
Niheer Dasandi is an Associate Professor in Politics and Development at the School of Government, University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the health dimensions of climate change, and the relationship between sustainable development and human rights. His research has been published in leading academic journals, including British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics, The Lancet, and The Lancet Planetary Health.
Niheer has been a member of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change since 2016, and is a co-lead of the politics and governance working group for the Lancet Countdown in Europe. He is also part of Horizon Europe project, CATALYSE, working on how policymakers, the health community, and the wider public engage with evidence on the health dimensions of climate change. He has a PhD in political science from University College London, and previously worked for the United Nations Development Programme.