Fiona rejoined IDD in September 2008, after spending five years in East Africa, working on two fisheries co-management projects, funded by DFID and the EU. Her specialism in East Africa included institutional development, capacity building, policy formulation and advocacy, and HIV/AIDS in fishing communities, as well as supervising socio-economic research on Lake Victoria. Fiona continues to work on governance within fisheries and also is currerntly working on coastal livelihoods, ecosystems and climate change in Kenya and Sri Lanka.
Fiona was previously with IDD for almost 9 years, between 1994 and 2002, during which time she participated in fifteen research projects, leading six of them, in areas including understanding the relationships between poverty and the environment, natural resource management in peri-urban settings in South Asia and Africa, and governance of the environment in urban settings
Understanding Poverty and the Environment: Analytical frameworks and approaches, Routledge, 2015
Mark Huxham, M., Emerton, L., Kairo, J., Munyi, F., Abdirizak, H., Hillams, T., Nunan, F. and Briers, R. (2015) Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests, Journal of Environmental Management, 157, 168-181.
Nunan, F., M. Hara and P. Onyango (2015) Institutions and co-management in East African inland and Malawi fisheries: a critical perspective, World Development, 70, 203-214.
Nunan, F. (2014) Wealth and welfare? Can fisheries management succeed in achieving multiple objectives? A case study of Lake Victoria, East Africa, Fish and Fisheries, 15, 134–150.
Nunan, F., J. Luomba, C. Lwenya, E. Yongo, K. Odongkara and B. Ntambi (2012) Finding Space for Participation: Fisherfolk Mobility and Co-Management of Lake Victoria Fisheries, Environmental Management, 50 (5), 204-216.
Nunan, F., A. Campbell and E. A. Foster (2012) Environmental Mainstreaming: the organisational challenges of policy integration, Public Administration and Development, 32 (3), 262-277.
Nunan, F. (2010) Mobility and fisherfolk livelihoods on Lake Victoria: Implications for vulnerability and risk, Geoforum, 41, 5, 776-785, 2010.
Nunan, F. (2010) Governance and Fisheries Co-management on Lake Victoria: Challenges to the Adaptive Governance Approach, MAST, 9, 1, 2010.
Nunan, F., Tumwebaze, R (2009) African Fisheries Development Aid: Uganda Case Study, with, for the World Bank funded 'The political economy of fisheries reform: lessons and applications for development assistance', led by IDDRA Ltd., University of Birmingham, Birmingham, August.
Nunan, F (2009) Governance and fisheries co-management on Lake Victoria: challenges to the adaptive governance approach, People and the Sea conference, Centre for Maritime Research, Amsterdam, 9-11 July.
Nunan, F (2007) Reducing poverty through fisheries co-management: Lessons from early experience in Uganda, Journal of International Development, 19, 1151-1164.
Nunan, F (2007) Managing lakes in Uganda: Lessons from integrated management through policies, structures and plans, Water Policy, 9, 253-269.
Nunan, F (2006) Planning for integrated lake management in Uganda: Lessons for sustainable and effective planning processes, Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, 11, pp. 189-199.
Nunan, F (2006) Empowerment and Institutions: Managing fisheries in Uganda, World Development, 34, 7, 1316-1332.
Nunan, F., Devas, N (2004) 'Accessing Land and Services: Exclusion or Entitlement?', in Urban Governance, Voice and Poverty in the Developing World, by N. Devas, Earthscan.
Nunan, F (2002) Poverty and the Environment: Measuring the Links, Environment Policy Paper Issue No. 2, Environment Policy Department, Department for International Development, DFID, London.
Nunan, F. (2013) Making Climate Compatible Development happen in Coastal Areas, Research Brief No. 1, iCoast Research Brief, No. 1, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh.
Nunan, F., A. Campbell and E. A. Foster (2012), Making Environmental Mainstreaming Happen, IDD Policy Brief 04/12, IDD, University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Nunan, F. (2013) Institutions and co-management in African fisheries: a critical institutionalist perspective, Capturing Critical Institutionalism Workshop, 18-19 April, King's College, London.