Dr Kabari Sam is a Chartered Environmentalist, Lecturer & Researcher in Environmental Systems at the University of Portsmouth. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), leading and teaching on contaminated land risk assessment, Blue carbon restoration (particularly mangroves), Environment, Sustainability and Governance, at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He is module leader on the European Study Tour and working closely with the programme leader on module and programme development. Dr Kabari is rendering advisory/consultancy services to companies and government institutions willing to explore nature-based solutions to climate change and sustainable land contamination management approaches and standards. He is experienced in climate change research, blue carbon restoration, environmental policy, ESG, contaminated risk assessment and risk-based management, and international development issues working across public, private, and third sector organizations.

He is passionate about the development of community-specific approaches to climate change mitigation, adaptation and coping strategies towards resilience, using innovation, standards, science, and technology in order to reduce harmful impacts on local livelihoods, environmental and socio-economic valuables of the society. Dr Kabari has extensive experience in delivering high quality teaching and maintaining good academic practice in Higher Education. He is fully involved in academic practice including leadership, management, administration, teaching and learning, research and enterprise.

Dr. Kabari obtained his Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Biology from the Rivers State College of Education now Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and masters (MSc) and PhD Degrees from Cranfield University, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, and a member of the Nigeria Environmental Society.

Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, Kabari was a lecturer in Environmental Management at the Nigeria Maritime university, Delta State Nigeria. Dr Kabari has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and also serving as reviewer to several international and regional journals. His current project is on developing sustainable frameworks for seascape restoration in the Solent funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). He is keen on developing contextual solutions to climate change.

Dr Kabari is currently accepting PhD students.