Asheshwor Man Shrestha

Human geography researcher focusing on environmental change and transnational migration / Architect & Urban Planner

Research focus

My PhD research explores the complex human-environment interactions in the Nepali plains (Tarai) to draw insights into non-linear environment-livelihood relationships, particularly the increasing use of ex-situ earnings from transnational migration.

The major tasks associated my research are:

  1. Design a mixed-methods study to evaluate human-environment interactions.
  2. Conduct household surveys and interviews at two study sites in the Nepali plains.
  3. Conduct quantitative analysis of primary field survey data.
  4. Conduct quantitative analysis of of trends on climate variability and change on long-term climatic data.
  5. Assess the impacts on environmental change to local livelihood at study sites using socio-ecological resilience, and risk society framework.

My previous research work involved climate change adaptation policy and environmental design.

Educational background

Employment history

Teaching Assistant, April 2018 -
Department of Geography, Environment & Population, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Roles and responsibilities: Grade examinations papers and give detailed evaluation report and feedback.

University Tutor, August – October 2015
Department of Geography, Environment & Population, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Roles and responsibilities: Tutor undergraduate students on topics of environmental management, climate change impacts and natural resource management; conduct workshops on data analysis and future climate projection tools; observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress; grade student presentations.

Teaching Assistant, March – April 2012
Department of Urban Planning & Architecture, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Roles and responsibilities: Supervise graduate students in studios; give feedback on student projects individually or in small groups; observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress; grade student presentations and reports.

Planning Head (Urban Planner) August 2010 – September 2012
ADF Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Kupondole, Lalitpur; www.adf.com.np)
Roles and responsibilities: Conducted field survey for periodic plans, physical development plans for various villages and market centres; conducted community mapping and project prioritization workshops; prepared disaster management plans, climate vulnerability reduction plans; prepared detail project reports; co-ordinated with line agencies; presented project plans to Department of Urban Development and Building Construction and Village Development Committees.

Architect January 2005 – August 2008
ADF Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Kupondole, Lalitpur; www.adf.com.np)

Additional experience

Publications and conference presentations