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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