Alaoma Alozie is a Research Associate at SEI’s York centre. He works on the SMEP Project funded by UNCTAD and DFID. In this role, Alozie will conduct systematic literature review, participate in data collection, analysis and synthesis of impacts of industry and manufacturing on human health and environment in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
He holds a BSc in Environmental Biochemistry from the University of Port Harcourt Nigeria where he finished as the Best Graduate Student and was awarded an MSc with Distinction in Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology at the University of Lancaster.
Alozie completed his PhD research at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London where he applied systems thinking to developed a framework for the management of Mineral Active Regions.
He worked with the Nigeria’s Ministry of Health after his master’s degree as a technical focal person to facilitate the development of a national guideline for the quantification of narcotics, and a national survey on drug use. This project was coordinated by the Ministry of Health, implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Modality Fund.
Alozie has an interdisciplinary background and his research interest lie in broad areas of the hard and soft science interface. That is, he is keen to understand how hard or experimental science interacts with policies, practices, and institutions, which is vital to achieving a real change in the society.