Dr Jordana Ramalho
Lecturer in Development Planning for Diversity
Development Planning Unit
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 1st Jan 2020
My research interests span the fields of feminist political ecology and gender and development and urban geography, and seeks to promote more socially just urban development. My PhD explored thesocio-spatial politics of urban development, disaster risk management and grassroots social movements among informal settlers in the Philippines. Within this, I examined gendered embodiments of risk and insecurity, and critically interrogated dynamics of participation and empowerment within local risk management efforts. My research also analysed the political economy of urban disaster governance and resilience-building efforts, and the processes of dispossession adn displacement that accompany them.
My ongoing work maintains a focus on inclusive urban development, housing, socio-environmental relations and participatory governance. I am also interested in feminist, arts-based participatory methods.
I have over fifteen years experience working in the field of diversity and socially inclusive community development with non-governmental organisations based in the UK, the Philippines,. Much of this work has focused on building institutional capacities to work with marginalised groups and to apply and embed an intersectional approach to their development practice.