Logan Cochrane | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Logan Cochrane

Dr. Logan Cochrane

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Public Policy

  • Phone44 545 784
  • Office locationC.03.026


Logan is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Policy at HBKU. His research includes diverse geographic and disciplinary foci, covering broad thematic areas of food security, climate change, social justice and governance. For the last 15 years, he has worked in non-governmental organizations internationally, including in Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Logan has served as a director for two non-governmental organizations, and worked as a consultant with clients such as Global Affairs Canada, International Development Research Centre, Save the Children, Management Sciences for Health, the Liaison Office, UNICEF and UNAIDS. 


Research Interests

  • Public Policy
  • Food Security
  • Rural Development
  • Climate Change
  • Social Justice
  • Governance
  • Ethics


Assistant Professor

Carleton University, Canada

  • Associate Professor

    Hawassa University, Ethiopia

  • Fellow, CLEAR

    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa



University of British Columbia, Canada

  • MA

    Staffordshire University, UK

  • BA

    University of Victoria, Canada

Selected Publications

  • Cochrane, L. (2021) Ethiopia and Food Security

    What We Know, How We Know It, and Future Options. Tsehai: Los Angeles and Addis Ababa.

  • Cochrane, L. and Andrews, N., Eds.

    The Transnational Land Rush in Africa: A Decade After the Spike. Palgrave: New York.

  • Cochrane, L., Ed.

    Ethiopia: Social and Political Issues. Nova: New York.

  • Cochrane, L. (2020) Synthesis of Evaluations in South Sudan

    Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States. Journal of Humanitarian Affairs 2: 21-34.

  • Cochrane, L., Lewis, S., Mastaweshaw M., Thornton, A. and Welbourne, D.

    Using Farmer-Based Metrics to Analyze the Amount, Seasonality, Variability and Spatial Patterns of Rainfall Amidst Climate Change in Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Arid Environments.

  • Cochrane, L. and Legault, D. D. (2020) The Rush for Land and Agricultural Investment in Ethiopia

    What We Know and What We Are Missing. Land 9(5): 167 (1-13).

  • Cook, S., Cochrane, L. and Corbett, J. (2020) Searching through Silos

    Assessing the Landscape of Participatory Mapping Research Using Google Scholar and Web of Science. International Journal of E-Planning Research 9(4): 23-39.

  • Lemma, D. M. and Cochrane, L. (2020). Social Protection Implementation Issues in Ethiopia

    Client Households' Perceived Enablers and Constrainers of the Productive Safety Net Program. Societies 10(3): 69 (1-14).

  • Cochrane, L. and Davis, J.-M. (2020) Scaling the INGO

    What the Development and Expansion of Canadian INGOs Tells Us. Social Sciences 9: 140 (1-14).

  • Cochrane, L. and Cafer, A. (2020) Transformative Change in Rural Ethiopia

    The Impact of Small- and Medium-Scale Irrigation. Journal of Rural Social Sciences 35: 1-22.