Matthew Fielding is a Researcher, Senior Project Manager and communications professional at SEI. He is currently Acting Head of Project Communications and Senior Advisor to SIANI (Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative).
He has 15 years’ experience working in environment and sustainable development as a researcher, project manager and communicator across 5 continents.
His training in both social and natural sciences allows him to work with development from a multidisciplinary perspective on diverse projects such as smallholder agriculture, soil health and rural livelihoods, as well as the relationship between national development strategies and bilateral aid.
Matthew actively mentors young professionals especially those newly arrived to Sweden.
His senior leadership experience is from working in roles such as the Head of Operations for the SEI Asia centre and the Acting Head of Project Communications for SEI HQ. Other professional experience has been gained in the UK, US, Ghana, Peru, Sierra Leone, Thailand, and Costa Rica.
Matthew holds a BSc in Tropical Environmental Science from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, England.
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Member of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research
Member of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)