Vicky Johnson is Director of the Centre for Remote and Sustainable Communities at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and is an Honorary Associate at IDS. She has over 20 years of experience leading international teams as a principal investigator, complemented by her entrepreneurship and multi-stakeholder engagement in the international non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector.

Research interests include understanding how marginalised people can be supported as agents of change in rapidly changing environmental, political and cultural contexts. Recent research includes: Youth Uncertainty Rights (YOUR) World Research with marginalised youth in Ethiopia and Nepal (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)- FCDO’s Poverty Alleviation Fund). Vicky’s most recent book with Andy West is: Children’s Participation in Global Contexts: Going Beyond Voice (2018, Routledge).