Stephen Sankeni

My name is Stephen Sankeni and I am the Lead Field Researcher of the Conservation and Human behaviour (ConHuB) Tanzania research team, under Bangor University. I hold a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of York, UK and a Bachelor degree in Community Development, from Tumaini University, Tanzania. Prior to joining ConHuB Tanzania, I spent six years working as a consultant and research assistant for various conservation and development projects implemented by organisations including University College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Colorado, and Virginia Tech, USA. As a researcher, I use a suite of social science methods to address research questions that inform policy and practice. 


You can read an interview with me here on the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) website. ESPA funded one of the long-term research projects for which I collected data and worked as a Senior Research Assistant. In September 2019, I took up the position of Lead Field Researcher working for ConHuB within the Ruaha-Rungws landscape, Tanzania.

Selected publications

Bluwstein, J., Homewood, K., Lund, J.F., Nielsen, M.R., Burgess, N., Msuha, M., Olila, J., Sankeni, S.S., Milia, S.K., Laizer, H., Elisante, F. & Keane, A. (2018). A quasi-experimental study of impacts of Tanzania’s wildlife management areas on rural livelihoods and wealth.
Nature: Scientific Data. 5, 180087.