Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Ivo is a postdoctoral research fellow contributing to ethnographically understanding risks of zoonotic disease transmission in poultry production and distribution networks across the One Health Poultry Hub’s research sites in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Ivo holds a PhD in Anthropology from Maynooth University, Ireland, and prior degrees in Rural Development & Natural Resource Management (MSc) from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and in Agriculture Ecology (BSc) from the University of Rostock, Germany. Ivo has an abiding interest in interdisciplinary research on how processes of social change intersect with the transformation of land use and agricultural production systems. His previous work has focused on the Bolivian Andes, Tamil Nadu (India), and Papua New Guinea, where he also conducted research on higher education. Ivo has also worked as consultant social expert for the Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D) project of the Agrinatura alliance of universities and research centres specialised in agricultural research and capacity building for development and the European Commission.

Syndicus, I. 2021. Notions of (In)Dependence at a Papua New Guinean University. Oceania 91(2):181–196

Ivancheva, M., Syndicus, I. 2019. Introduction to Special Issue: Higher education reform in the ‘periphery’. Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences 12(1):1-16

Syndicus, I. 2018. Crowds, affect, and the mediation of emergent collectivities: A student strike in Papua New Guinea as an order-making project. Anthropological Forum 28(4):377-393


Tapia, N., Syndicus, I. 2012. Procesos de transformación en la gestión de la tierra, el territorio y la producción agropecuaria: El caso del ayllu Majasaya Mujlli, Provincia Tapacari, Departamento Cochabamba-Bolivia. La Paz: AGRUCO/Plural Editores.

  • Identifying Economic and Financial Drivers of Industrial Livestock Production - the Case of the Global Chicken Industry

    The project investigates asymmetries of power relations and policy formulations that give rise to corporate concentration in livestock industries using the case study of poultry. Corporate contract farming or industrialised integrated production are becoming dominant forms of meeting such demands. This guidance memo aims to investigate asymmetries of power relations and policy formulations that give rise to corporate concentration in livestock industries using the case study of poultry. 

  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) One Health Poultry Hub

    With integrated streams of social, economic, biological, mathematical and policy-led research, we are co-producing detailed knowledge on the biological, structural and socio-economic factors that shape networks of chicken production and distribution. The RVC-led UKRI GCRF One Health Poultry Hub brings together leading laboratory, clinical, veterinary and social scientists, as well as skilled communications experts, programme support staff and external stakeholders.  

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