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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Sierra Leone Social Sciences
Bangladesh Social Sciences
microfinance Earth & Environmental Sciences
politics Social Sciences
poverty Social Sciences
Religion Social Sciences
political economy Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2011 2024

Research Output 1988 2020

Stammering in academia: Voice in the management of self and others

Mann, R. & Clift, B., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Lived experiences of ableism in academia: Strategies for inclusion in higher education. Bristol University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

¿Plurinacional o plural? Explorando la transformación del Estado boliviano a través de las autonomías

Translated title of the contribution: Plurinational or Plural? Exploring the Transformation of the Bolivian State Through the AutonomiesMatthes, B. K., 30 Jun 2019, In : Revista Ciencia y Cultura. 23, 42, p. 167-185 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

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