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Our PhD Student Profile: Eko Priyo Purnomo

My name is Eko Priyo Purnomo. I am interested in the process of policy making in regards to a natural resources management which puts focus on equal and open access to natural resources and sustainability. I am especially interested in how to design and implement alternative policies which can give way to natural resources exploitation while on the other hand sustain the development and livelihood of the community.

I have a permanent post as a lecturer at the University Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. I have been on a sabbatical to complete my PhD. I came to Bradford having completed a one year Master of Research at the University of Leeds.

I realized that my master degree and professional experiences are not sufficient to understand the complex problem of the design and making of alternative policy which concern natural resources exploitation as well as sustainable development issues. I came to the Bradford Centre for International Development (BCID) here at the University of Bradford because of the expertise of staff members and their extensive experience in research, teaching and technology. This is also helping my long time goal of becoming a rigorous academic. I believe my time here will help me create a network amongst international practitioners, and lecturers who work on the issues about policy-making and its relevance with creating sustainable development.

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