Visiting Professors

Visiting Professor

Chris Barrington-Leigh is an Associate Professor at McGill University, jointly appointed at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the School of Environment, and is an associate member in McGill’s Department of Economics.  One strand of Chris’ research is focused on empirical and quantitative assessments of human well-being, and their implications for economic, social, and environmental policy.  He uses large international as well as national surveys, experiments, and economic theoretical modeling to understand individual and aggregate consumption benefits, and their implications for policy, including a broad transition to sustainability. Another current strand of work aims to understand household economic and health effects of Beijing’s rural household heating coal-to-electricity programme. A third interest of Chris’ is the structure of urban road networks, globally, and their implication for development and climate policy.

IRES Visiting Professor term: December 2017 – December 2018

Visiting Professor

Professor Bradley Eyre is a biogeochemist and the foundation Director of the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry at Southern Cross University, Australia. His publications include topics such as whole ecosystem carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus budgets, net ecosystem metabolism estimates, benthic and pelagic production and respiration, dissolved organic carbon fluxes, carbon stable isotopes (fluxes and assimilation), carbon burial and air-sea GHG flux estimates, benthic denitrification, benthic habitats and seascapes, historical and ecosystem comparisons, ocean acidification, hypoxia, eutrophication, submarine groundwater discharge, permeable sands and carbonate sediment dissolution. Professor Eyre has 157 articles in Scopus listed journals (H-index = 44, Total citations >5000, Google Scholar; H-index = 35, Total citations>3500, Scopus) and has attracted over >$20 million in funding. He has mentored 14 early- and mid-career researchers and supervised 32 PhD students.

IRES Visiting Professor term: December 2017- February 2018

Visiting Professor

Selda Örs is an Assistant Professor at Ataturk University, Department of Agricultural Structure and Irrigation, Turkey. She has an M.S. degree in Land & Water Resources Management: Irrigated Agriculture, CIHEAM-Bari, and Ph.D. degree from Ataturk University. From 2012 to 2014 she continued her research at University of California Riverside (UCR) as a Visiting Scholar. Her research projects focus on irrigated agriculture, plant physiology under abiotic stress conditions and water quality.

IRES Visiting Professor term: May 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017

Email: selda.ors@ubc.ca

Tel: 604-862-4876

Visiting Professor

Hamed Shakouri Ganjavi received his MSc from Sharif University of Technology and his PhD from Amirkabir University of Technology in Power Systems and Control Systems Engineering. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran since 2005. His main field of interest is economic and environmental aspects of energy systems. He has been a Visiting Professor with IRES for 2 years, and has published papers as outcomes of research projects in assessments of energy systems, energy planning and renewable energies.

IRES Visiting Professor terms:  September 2012 to August 2013 and June 2014 to July 2015

Phone: 778 668 9794

Email: h.shakouri@gmail.com

Website: http://ires.ubc.ca/person/hamed-shakouri/