‘I am interested in the potentials and opportunities offered by digitalisation as regards improved access to data and an amelioration in participation in a development context. I believe that questions and problems of this kind can only be approached and solved together, across disciplines.’
Professor Padmanabhan and Professor Grimm on ecology, gender and climate
Does climate change have a greater impact on women than on men? Who profits more from digitalisation? Agricultural sociologist, Professor Martina Padmanabhan, and development economist, Professor Michael Grimm, are part of a European network of excellence on Feminist Political Ecology that carefully examines gender relations in the response to environmental challenges.
Professor Padmanabhan has strong expertise in development sociology, gender inequality and institutional analysis.
- Research project IndORGANIC, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research: In co-operation with developmental economics Professor Michael Grimm, she analyses transformational processes and the potential of organic farming in Indonesia.
- Since 09/2018 participation with two doctoral candidates at Horizon 2020 ITN WeGo
- Padmanabhan, Martina (ed.) Transciplinary Research and Sustaniability. Collaboration, Innovation and Transformation.Routledge, 2018.
- Ruppert-Winkel, C., Arlinghaus, R. Deppisch, S. Eisenack, K., Gottschlich, D., Hirschl, B., Matzdorf, B., Mölders, T., Padmanabhan, M., Selbmann, K., Ziegler, R. & Plieninger, T. 2015. Characteristics, emerging needs, and challenges of transdisciplinary sustainability science: experiences from the German Social-Ecological Research Program. Ecology and Society, 20(3):13.
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