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About Dr Henry Sidsaph

After completing an undergraduate degree in Geography and International Development, Henry went on to study for an MSc in Sustainability for Community and Business and worked as a researcher for intentional NGOs, conservationists, and on several European Commission projects.

His PhD focused on Alternative Food Networks using content and social network analysis. He is currently researching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals concerning Education Management. His previous research has covered a broad range of topics such as livelihoods and rural economies, entrepreneurship and small businesses, and climate change and sustainability.

Henry ran his own ethical coffee company dedicated to tree planting in Malawi and was Head of Research for a global executive search and consulting company. He is a TEDx speaker and an active supporter of the University’s Venture Programme.


Essentials of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

Managing Sustainable Business Ventures

Managing People and Organisations

Managing Innovation

Research Supervision


Sustainable Development

Alternative Food Networks


Published Work

Wills, B. & Sidsaph, H. (2021). Alternative Food Networks/Slow Food. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs. Palgrave MacMillian, Cambridge. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-13895-0_221-1

Leal Filho, W., Krishnapillai, M., Sidsaph, H.; J. Nagy, et al. (2021). Climate Change Adaptation on Small Island States: An Assessment of Limits and Constraints. Preprints 2021, 2021010061 doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0061.v1

Zenchanka, S., Antsipenka, N., Busygin, D., Korshuk, E., and Sidsaph, H. (2020). Circular Economy: Can Belarus Close the Loop? Environmental Research, Engineering and Management. V76 (4).

Leal Filho, W., et al (inc. Sidsaph, H). (2020). Introducing experiences from African pastoralist communities to cope with climate change risks, hazards and extremes: Fostering poverty reduction, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 50, 2020, 101738, ISSN 2212-4209,

Sidsaph, H. (2020). Impact Survey and Report: The Port Grocery, a community interest company. The Port Grocery, Printed Document. Ellesmere Port UK.

Krasouski, A., Zenchanka, S., Zhuchkevich, V., Schlender, T., Sidsaph, H. (2020). Ozone Layer Holes, Regional Climate Change and Possible Ways for Their Forecasting. In: Leal Filho W., Nagy G., Borga M., Chávez Muñoz P., Magnuszewski A. (eds) Climate Change, Hazards and Adaptation Options. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham

Li, C., Leal Filho, W., J. Nagy, G., Wang, J., Ciani, A., Sidsaph, H., et al. (2019). Satellite imagery evidence for a multiannual water level decline in Hulun Lake, China, with suggestions to future policy making responses. DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin,#150(1), 31-39. Retrieved from

Fontefrancesco M.F., & Sidsaph, H. (2019). Food Web and Food Network: Role of Food System Ecological Interconnectedness in Achieving the Zero Hunger Goal. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds) Zero Hunger. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.

Leal Filho, W., Sidsaph, H, Nagy, G., Krishnapillai, M., et al. (2018). Climate Change Constraints and Opportunities on the Small Island States: the role of policies. Regional Environmental Change. Springer.

Lam, W., Harris, P., Sidsaph, H., Wang, D., & Yang, S. (2018). Internationalisation,  sustainability and key challenges facing SMEs: a comparative study of UK and China. Industry Report for West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce.

Sidsaph, H. (2017). Prognosticating the Future of the Alternative Food Sector and Rural  Development in Cheshire post- Brexit; thoughts from the Local Enterprise Partnership and  Alternative Food Networks. Conference paper. Royal Geographical Society International  Conference 2017.

Sidsaph, H., Harris, P., Yang, S., Zhao, Y., Zhu, K., & Lan, L. (2017). Chester Forum VIII Edited Proceedings. University of Chester, Business Research Institute.

Sidsaph, H., Harris, P. Zhao, Y. Okeke, C. (2016). Chester Forum VII Edited Proceedings.  Northern Powerhouse and Developing Word-class Competitiveness. MBNA and the University of Chester, Business Research Institute.

Sidsaph, H., Harris, P., Okeke, C., Chuckwu, S., & Yang, S. (2016). Chester Forum VI Edited Proceedings. Growing the Economy and Generating Prosperity: Reflections post the 2015  General Election. MBNA and the University of Chester, Business Research Institute.

Sidsaph, H. Harris, P., (2015). Chester Forum V Edited Proceedings. A difference in the  Making: Engineering Cheshire’s Future. Securing and Sustaining Competitive Advantage.  University of Chester, Business Research Institute and Thornton Science and Engineering  Faculty, ISBN: 978-1-910481-01-1.

Sidsaph, H., Alford, S. (2014). Evaluation of the Riverside Innovation Centre of the University of Chester for the ERDF. Chester: University of Chester, Centre for Labour Market Development.

Adderley, S., Harris, P., & Sidsaph, H. (2014). The European Guide Dog Federation: Project Appraisal. Chester: University of Chester, Centre for Labour Market Development.

Sidsaph, H., & Adderley, S. (2014). Guide dog user attitudes towards the implementation of non-discriminative legislation in EU Member States 2014. Chester: University of Chester. Centre for Labour Market Development.

Sidsaph, H. (2013). Efficient agriculture: Sustainable organic olive oil production in AlmeríanProvince; smallholder perspectives. The University of Chester. Published on the Chester Repository:

Sidsaph, H. (2012). A Critical Appraisal of a Development Intervention, Fuel-efficient stoves, Malawi. Blantyre: Masuku Tree of Life.


BSc (Hons) Geography and International Development Studies

MSc Sustainability for Community and Business

PhD Sustainable Development and Alternative Food Networks