Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research carried out by Centre for Development Studies (CDS) affiliated staff, postgraduates and visiting fellows touch on many issues and geographies and evolve rapidly. Four pervasive issues are:


1.    The interaction between change at local, national and global levels

2.    The dynamics of inequality, poverty, gender and other forms of discrimination

3.    The importance (and challenge) of doing research spanning different academic disciplines

4.    Retaining academic independence while also engaging directly in policy, practice and power relations.


Research is currently organised in four pathways

1.    Development policy, practice and political economy

2.    Social justice, sustainability and wellbeing

3.    Conflict, migration and humanitarian action

4.    Global public health and education


CDS staff are located across the University and beyond, but a core group are located in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences. For more information visit the CDS website


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    Global Chairs- Women - 2019

    Thomson, J. & True, J.


    Project: Other

    Strand 2 - Europe & N. America 2019

    Dinerstein, A. C., Amsler, S., Garza, R. I., Maeckelberg, M., Monticelli, L., Cantaluppi, G., Vilardo, S., Öztürk , Ö. G. & Mateos, N. R.


    Project: Research-related funding

    Research Output

    An analysis of the stock market reaction to the announcements of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy

    Law, C., Cornelsen, L., Adams, J., Penney, T., Rutter, H., White, M. & Smith, R., 17 Feb 2020, In : Economics & Human Biology. 100834.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Student theses

    An institutional analysis of savings group development using evidence from Kenya

    Author: Malkamaki, M., 21 Mar 2016

    Supervisor: Johnson, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    A study of post-colonial statecraft in the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone in the Southern Shan State of Myanmar, 1988-2015

    Author: Yue, R. W. K., 31 Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Wong, P. N. (Supervisor) & Thomas, S. (Advisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Between Nonviolence and Violence: A Comparative Analysis on the Dynamics of Choice in the Ogoni and Ijaw Movements in the Niger Delta

    Author: Mai-Bornu, Z., 23 Nov 2017

    Supervisor: Thomas, S. (Supervisor) & Bull, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD