Dr Sajal Roy
Research Fellow

Dr Sajal Roy

  • PhD in Climate Change Social Science and Dev. Studies, Western Sydney University.
  • MPhil in Gender and Development Studies, University of Bergen.
  • Master of Social Sciences (MSS), University of Dhaka.
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Business School
Centre for Social Impact

Dr Sajal Roy is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact based at the UNSW Business School. Before joint at the CSI, he held a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Centre for Livelihoods and Wellbeing, UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney.

Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia, in collaboration with Griffith Asia Centre, Griffith University, Sajal has recently completed a collaborative research project titled Gender and Leadership Inclusion in LAOS. Previously, his research agenda—livelihoods, resilience, human wellbeing, post-disaster recovery, gendered relations, political ecology, disaster risks reduction policy— secured competitive funding from the following organisations: Development Studies Association, UK; University of Manchester, Meltzer Foundation (Norway), University of Bergen, University of Lund, the United Nations World Food Programme, WorldFish, and the Social Science Research Council of the Govt. of Bangladesh.

 

 

Mobile
0426467996
Phone
+61293480591
Location
Centre for Social Impact UNSW 704, Level 7, Science Engineering Building (E8) UNSW Sydney NSW 2052
  • Books | 2021
    Roy S, 2021, Climate Change and Gendered Livelihoods in Bangladesh, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003174820
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Roy S; Mallick B; Bhattarai U, 2022, 'Gender dimensions in disaster risks reduction policy: Insights from Bangladesh', in Gender and the Politics of Disaster Recovery: Dealing with the Aftermath, pp. 206 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003290148-12
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Roy S; Nandy D; Bhattarai U, 2022, 'Understanding COVID-19: An Introduction of Social and Cultural Realities', in Understanding Post-COVID-19 Social and Cultural Realities, Springer Nature Singapore, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0809-5_1
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Roy S, 2021, 'Creating and Enhancing Women Empowerment Through the Policing Profession', in Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Springer International Publishing, pp. 145 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95687-9_66
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Roy S, 2021, 'Living Standards', in Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Springer International Publishing, pp. 715 - 725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95873-6_35
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Roy S; Das AK, 2021, 'Employment and Stability', in Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Springer International Publishing, pp. 301 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95873-6_58
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Roy S; Huq S, 2021, 'Women, Disaster Crisis and Building Resilience', in Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1191 - 1200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95687-9_65
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Roy S, 2020, 'Post-cyclone Aila and Mobility Rights of the Shora Muslim Women of the Bangladesh Sundarbans Forest', in Climate Change Management, pp. 641 - 658, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37425-9_32
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Roy S, 2020, 'Transforming Gendered Lives and Livelihoods in Post-disaster Settings in the Bangladesh Sundarbans Forest', in Climate Change Management, pp. 463 - 479, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37425-9_24
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Roy S; Alam A, 2020, 'Impacts of climatic disasters in the coastal area of Bangladesh: ‘Climate service’ a Way Forward', in Climate Change Management, pp. 311 - 325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36875-3_16
    Book Chapters | 2019
    James P, 2019, 'Climate Change Impacts on Gender Relations in Bangladesh Socio-environmental Struggle of the Shora Forest Community in the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest Preface', in CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON GENDER RELATIONS IN BANGLADESH: SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLE OF THE SHORA FOREST COMMUNITY IN THE SUNDARBANS MANGROVE FOREST, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. V - +, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000490251400001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Book Chapters | 2019
    James P, 2019, 'Human Security, Sundarbans and Survival at Shora', in CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON GENDER RELATIONS IN BANGLADESH: SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLE OF THE SHORA FOREST COMMUNITY IN THE SUNDARBANS MANGROVE FOREST, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 73 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6776-2_5
    Book Chapters | 2019
    James P, 2019, 'Implications of the Gendered Knowledge About the Sundarbans Forest at Shora and Beyond', in CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON GENDER RELATIONS IN BANGLADESH: SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLE OF THE SHORA FOREST COMMUNITY IN THE SUNDARBANS MANGROVE FOREST, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 85 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6776-2_6
    Book Chapters | 2019
    James P, 2019, 'Narratives of the Sundarbans Forest at Shora', in CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON GENDER RELATIONS IN BANGLADESH: SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLE OF THE SHORA FOREST COMMUNITY IN THE SUNDARBANS MANGROVE FOREST, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 43 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6776-2_3
    Book Chapters | 2019
    James P, 2019, 'Sundarbans Forest and the Gendered Context of Cyclones: Sidr and Aila', in CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON GENDER RELATIONS IN BANGLADESH: SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLE OF THE SHORA FOREST COMMUNITY IN THE SUNDARBANS MANGROVE FOREST, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6776-2_1
    Book Chapters | 2019
    James P, 2019, 'Theoretical Approaches: Gendered Knowledge in Forest, Ecology and Environment', in CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON GENDER RELATIONS IN BANGLADESH: SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLE OF THE SHORA FOREST COMMUNITY IN THE SUNDARBANS MANGROVE FOREST, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 23 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6776-2_2
    Book Chapters | 2019
    James P, 2019, 'Women's Use of the Sundarbans Forest Resources', in CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON GENDER RELATIONS IN BANGLADESH: SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLE OF THE SHORA FOREST COMMUNITY IN THE SUNDARBANS MANGROVE FOREST, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 59 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6776-2_4
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Roy S, 2020, 'Livelihood Resilience of the Indigenous Munda Community in the Bangladesh Sundarbans Forest', in Handbook of Climate Change Resilience, Springer International Publishing, pp. 51 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93336-8_10
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Roy S, 2018, 'Livelihood Resilience of the Indigenous Munda Community in the Bangladesh Sundarbans Forest', in Handbook of Climate Change Resilience, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71025-9_10-1
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Roy S; Tandukar S; Bhattarai U, 2022, 'Gender, Climate Change Adaptation, and Cultural Sustainability: Insights From Bangladesh', Frontiers in Climate, vol. 4, pp. 841488, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2022.841488
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kamal AHM; Sarkar T; Khan MM; Roy SK; Khan SH; Hasan SMM; Hossain MS; Dell CA; Seale H; Islam MS, 2021, 'Factors Affecting Willingness to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Among Adults: A Cross-sectional Study in Bangladesh', Journal of Health Management, pp. 097359842110506 - 097359842110506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09735984211050691
    Journal articles | 2022
    Roy S; Mathbor GM, 2022, 'Post-cyclone (Aila), transforming lives and gendered relations in Bangladesh', Community Development Journal, vol. 57, pp. 430 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsab006
    Journal articles | 2021
    Roy S; Sims K, 2021, 'Climate change mitigation and adaptation in Bangladesh: The need for community-based approaches', Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol. 62, pp. 143 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apv.12290
    Journal articles | 2020
    Roy S; Zafarullah H; Das AK, 2020, 'Unwrapping the memory box: Gendered livelihoods in a forest community in the Sundarbans, Bangladesh', Asian Journal of Social Science, vol. 48, pp. 375 - 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685314-04803010
    Journal articles | 2019
    Roy S, 2019, 'Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans', ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORY, vol. 25, pp. 143 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096734019X15452361812210
    Journal articles | 2018
    Roy S, 2018, 'Women and disasters in South Asia: survival, security and development', GENDER PLACE AND CULTURE, vol. 25, pp. 315 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2017.1396679
    Journal articles | 2018
    Roy S, 2018, 'Women of the storm: civic activism after Hurricane Katrina', Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 27, pp. 607 - 608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2018.1475322
  • Preprints | 2021
    Roy S; Mallick B; Bhattarai U, 2021, Gender Dimensions in Disaster Risks Reduction Policy: Insights from Bangladesh, http://dx.doi.org/10.20944/preprints202107.0083.v1

2021

Leadership for Gender Inclusion for the Laos Australia Institute for 25 Australia Alumnus, consisting of 20 females and 5 male participants, in association with Dr Andrea Haefner, A/Prof Tapan Sarker, Prof Caitlin Byrne. This project is funded (AUD $ 232,755) by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

2020   

Climate Change Impacts on Gender Relations in Bangladesh book launch at the 6th Gobeshona Conference on Research into Action at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2019-2021

Research Fellowship, Project Title: Understanding Non-Economic Loss and Damage in Post-Disaster Settings in Bangladesh: Evidence Cyclone Aila, awarded AUD $10,000 by the Social Science Research Council, Planning Division, the Government of Bangladesh.

2018

Travel Grant (SEK 12000) awarded by the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety of the Lund University to take part in the International Summer School entitled Gender, Disasters and Climate Risk.

2018

Travel Grant (GBP 1200) awarded by the Development Studies Association (DSA) and the University of Manchester for presenting a paper titled Gender equality in the post-cyclone (Aila) livelihoods of the Munda Adivasi Community: the Bangladesh Sundarbans forest context.

2018   

PhD Completion Scholarship (AUD 5,000) jointly awarded by the Graduate Research School and Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.  

 

2015-2018

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Research Award (International) and Western Sydney University Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship for pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Culture and Society at the Institute for Culture and Society.

2016

Recipient of the WSU’s Graduate Research School registration scholarship (AUD 300) for participating at the Longitudinal Data Conference 2016, Canberra.

2015   

University Grant Commission’s Fund (USD 1500) for a project titled Political Ecology of Livelihoods of the cyclone Aila survivors’ in the Sundarbans forest society of Bangladesh.

2012-2013

Meltzer Research Grant (NOK 45000) for participating in graduate conferences, University of Bergen.

2011-2013

Quota Scheme awarded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education for pursuing MPhil. in Gender and Development Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Sajal is an engaged researcher and critical ethnographer. He received PhD in Climate Change Social Science and Dev. Studies in 2021 from the Institute for Culture and Society, WSU. His collaborative scholarships are situated within the disciplines of critical development studies, community economy, area studies and human geography. He specializes in climate change social sciences, financial wellbeing, capabilities, intersectionalities, sustainable livelihoods and development, gendered relations, refugee crisis management and climate justice.

With Taylor and Francis, the revised version of his doctoral thesis has been published as a book titled Climate Change and Gendered Livelihoods in Bangladesh.  Built on this, with Taylor and Francis, the title of his upcoming edited book is Gender and the Politics of Disaster Recovery: Dealing with the Aftermath.

Academic and Professional Membership:

Development Studies Association of Australia

Development Studies Association, UK

Political Ecology Network

The Institute for Australian Geographer Incorporated 

DeVNet

Academic Reviewer:

Sustainability, Social Sciences, Community Development, Gender and Development, Asia Pacific Viewpoint.

 

Sajal's teaching philosophy is to build a collaborative learning community for students, providing them with improved self-confidence, a sense of achievement and greater personal responsibility for their learning. I open up the tools they need to discover how to ask a question about a given subject, and to develop their own answers as a result of our time studying together. I continue to contribute guest lectures on several courses (at UNSW, UTS and other universities in South Asia) on diverse topics including industrial relationships; converting research finding into social impacts, managing change; development and change; culture and development; disasters risk governance and resilience; business, society and policy; political activism and collaboration with government and non-government organisations including BRAC, the largest development NGO headquartered in Dhaka.

Built on these, Dr Roy has convened and co-convened several postgraduate and undergraduate courses at the following prestigious universities: UNSW, UTS, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, and Australian Catholic University. He has convened and co-convened courses titled International Development Policy (COMD5001), UNSW; Development, Community and Environment (ARTS3750), UNSW; Monitoring and Evaluation Learning (UTS), Contemporary Society and Change, Social Research Methods and Applied Social Research, Working with Communities as well as Issues in World Development: Rich world, Poor world. 

In Term 2 2022, he will be co-convening postgraduate course titled Climate Change Adaptation and Development (COMD5004) at the Masters in Global Development program, School of Social Sciences, UNSW.