Christian Stein is an SEI Affiliated Researcher with SEI York. He has ten years of experience working with diverse international organisations on environment and development issues. Christian is driven to develop innovative approaches to researching unruly sustainability challenges that can inform policy and practice.
His recent research has focused on diverse cross-sectoral policy issues, related to water resources governance, agricultural value chains, health systems and the water-energy-food nexus. He has conducted empirical research on these topics in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia.
Christian has worked on a number of major international research projects and programs including the AgWater Solutions Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the CGIAR research program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium and the ESRC funded Nexus Network.
Current research interests include environmental governance, in particular water resources governance, climate change adaptation, urban and regional development planning. Christian has extensive experience in participatory methods, social network analysis and data visualisation. He is also interested in using (non-academic) visual, creative methods such as participatory mapping in transdisciplinary approaches to engage stakeholders and connect research to everyday experiences, policy and action.
Christian has an interdisciplinary background, including a PhD from the Institute of Environmental Systems Research (Osnabrück), a MSc in Ecosystems, Governance and Globalisation (Stockholm) and a Diploma in Business Engineering in Environmental Science (Berlin).