Jo Sharp, Glasgow

Jo Sharp is Professor of Geography at the University of Glasgow, with research interests in political, postcolonial and feminist geographies.

Her research has traced the ways in which different forms of knowledge are worked through institutions, whether this is the ways in which geopolitical knowledges are created through popular and political representations of the world, or the ways in which local people’s knowledges of their environment shapes the ways in which development is practiced.

Jo is current working as part of an interdisciplinary team of epidemiologists, vets, modellers and social scientists to evaluate the key drivers of zoonotic disease (those which are transmitted from animals to humans) in northern Tanzania, understand the impacts of these diseases, and to develop interventions that will be appropriate for the various affected communities.

Jo has undertaken interdisciplinary research with social and natural scientists in the UK, Egypt and Tanzania.

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Livestock, livelihoods and health website (for more information on zoonoses projects in Tanzania):