CNSUK appointed two new research members in its team in January 2014. Dr Fraser Sugden, who has a PhD in Geography from the University of Edinburgh has joined CNSUK as a CNSUK Fellow. He specialises in the political economy of agriculture and water management and is currently based in Nepal. Similarly, Dr Sangita Shrestha, who holds a PhD from the University of Surrey in Environment Communication, also joined CNSUK as a Research Associate. With the induction of two professionals, CNSUK enriches and diversifies its research and resource profiles which are needed to promote and implement its motto of 'advancing knowledge on Nepalis'.