Sarah Jatau

Sarah Jatau

PhD Student

School of Science and the Environment

Research Degree Students

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Sarah is a full time PhD student in the School of Science and the Environment at University of Worcester. Her research interest is on the impacts of climate change on food security and livelihood adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, she is focusing on women farmers in Nigeria and exploring how they adapt to climate change. Sarah is a member of the Sustainable Environments Research Group (SERG). Her supervisors are Prof Alan Dixon and Dr Kate Ashbrook.

Before commencing her programme, she was a Lecturer at the University of Jos (IJMB Unit), Nigeria, where she taught Human Geography from 2016-2023.


  • BSc/ed Geography: University of Jos, Nigeria
  • MSc Environmental Management: Coventry University, UK

Teaching Interests

  • Human geography
  • Biodiversity
  • Cultural geography
  • Sustainable development 

Research Interests

  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Agricultural adaptation, resilience and food security
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Qualitative methods, including participatory approaches

Recent Publications

Wuyep SZ, Jatau S and Kwarfwang K (2022) Physio-chemical properties of soil in Ganawuri Plateau State, Nigeria. International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture 6, 6, 33-339.

Wuyep SZ, Jatau S and Williams JJ (2022) Deforestation and management strategies in Bokkos Lga Plateau State, Nigeria. In: Binbol NL, Bombom LS, Galadima JS, Goylo,SS and Akintunde, EA (Eds) Environmental issues and national development. pp 372-384

Jatau, S, Odeh EO and Bombom L (2021) Plastic waste management practices in Jos Metropolis, Nigeria. African Journal of Geographical Sciences (AJCS) 2, 1, 24-35.

Jatau S and Binbol NL (2020) Assessing barriers to household waste recycling: A cases study of Coventry University postgraduate students. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications 10, 11, 542-549

Jatau S, Mmaduka L and Obidike EE (2020) An eleven years analysis of the seasonal dynamics of urban heat island (UHI) intensity (2004-2014). International Journal of Geography and Geology 9, 1, 55-70.

Obidike EE, Jatau S and Ayu M (2020) A critical analysis of the role of energy generation from municipal solid waste (MSW). AIMS Environmental Journal 7, 5, 387-405.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Waste Management UK (CIWM)
  • Member Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)
  • Nigerian Environmental Society (NES)