Sipke Shaughnessy is an Associate at Critical Resource, working primarily in business development on the mining team. Prior to joining the company, he completed a PhD in Geography at the University of Cambridge, where his research covered resilience theory, human ecology in dryland regions and Kenyan political history. He taught undergraduate courses on comparative politics in East Africa and the ecological politics of African drylands.
Following his doctorate, Sipke worked as a research assistant at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology while freelancing as a development producer, pitching academic publications as source material for the film and television industry. He has also worked at Fauna and Flora International, where he supported project management in the Africa team.