PhD, University of Stirling (UK) 1991 (Awarded distinction);
MSc Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, University of Stirling (UK) 1986 (Awarded distinction and awarded Royal Highland Agricultural Society Medal);
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, University of Liverpool (UK) 1981.
Graham has a 30 year international track record in sustainable development, livelihoods support and poverty alleviation – and a technical specialism in fisheries and aquaculture. He has designed and built aquaculture installations, improved policy and regulation in multiple countries, enhancing production and productivity of aquaculture systems, and worked with scientists, governments, entrepreneurs and farmers groups to develop new concepts, designing infrastructure and husbandry systems for catfish, carp and tilapia. Including hatchery systems, cage, pond and raceway systems, systems integrated with rain fed landscapes in Africa and South and SE Asia.
He has directed multiple development initiatives and led large MREL teams supporting monitoring and evaluation processes for a range of clients.
He was Executive Director of the multi-donor Asia Pacific ‘Support to Regional Aquatic Resources Management’ Initiative in Bangkok, and Executive Director of the ‘International Foundation for Science’ in Stockholm. He is a specialist in Facilitated Advocacy and policy influence with substantial experience in Asia, Africa and Europe. He spent 13 years delivering large-scale extension, outreach and policy change in a range of countries across Asia and Africa, communicating with multiple constituencies and diverse communities, and publishing in a wide range of media.
He is currently Deputy Team Leader of the Evaluation & Learning Service for the Cross-Government Prosperity Fund.