1. ESRC Genomics Network (archive)
  2. Gengage
  3. The Human Genre Project

Cesagen · People

Ms. Jodie Chapell

PhD Student




I am ESRC-funded PhD student at Lancaster University (CESAGen) researching indigenous peoples’ perspectives on the commercialisation of traditional knowledge and plant genetics in Peru. I have a first-class BSc (Hons) in Social Anthropology and Communications from Brunel University, and a MA (by research) in Environment, Culture and Society from Lancaster University. I have also worked for HM Inspectorate of Prisons (London) and volunteered as a Panel member of Southwark Youth Offending Team.

Research Interests:

  • Indigenous Peoples' networks, or channels of communication and representation
  • Relationships between international, national and customary regimes and laws
  • Participatory research methods
  • Commercialisations and valuations of traditional knowledges, particularly non-economic forms of valuing such knowledges
  • Social and cultural impacts of patenting biodiverse flora and fauna (especially in South America)
  • Traditional ethnobotanical knowledge and health
  • Capacity building with community organisations
  • Young Women and the UK Justice System