Stella Ngoleka

Research student-PhD -EITTA programme (Walker Institute) - School of Mathematics, Physical and Computational Sciences


Stella, a PhD student at the Department of Meteorology, collaborates with Professor Rosalind Cornforth, Professor Henny Osbahr, and Dr. Celia Petty in assessing livelihood impacts using storyline and the Household Economy Approach. With extensive fieldwork experience across 7 African countries (Ghana, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi), she brings expertise in poverty assessment, climate mitigation, livelihood impact assessments, nutrition, and food security to her research.

Stella combines teaching and research experiences to drive impactful work in her field. She actively contributed to the development and testing of updated versions of cloud-based Open Household Economy Analysis (OHEA) and Open Individual Household Method (OIHM) software. These tools analyze the vulnerability of rural populations to economic shocks and changes based on their livelihood patterns and local information, as well as evaluate climate change impacts on livelihoods.

Stella holds Master's degree in Economics focusing on Environmental and Health Economics from the University of Malawi, and a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics.