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Global Development Institute

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The Global Development Institute benefits from the inspiring leadership of Professors David Hulme and Diana Mitlin.

Both David and Diana are internationally recognised in their fields and with more than 55 years’ experience in international development between them.

International reach

David and Diana are supported by 45 academics and up to 100 PhD students from across disciplines and a network of associates within the University and around the world.

Staff list

Find out more about our staff and visit their profile pages for further information.

Academic staff

Teaching and research associates

  • Andrea Barry - Research Fellow
  • Dr Cinar Baymul - Research Associate
  • Dr Rumana Bukht Research Associate
  • Dr Jose Antonio Cortes Vazquez - Marie Curie Intra-european Research Fellow
  • Dr Hanna Fromell - Research Associate
  • Dr Elisa Greco - Research Associate
  • Aarti Krishnan - Research Associate
  • Dr Fortunate Machingura - Global Challenge Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dr Mathilde Maitrot - Global Challenge Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Lindsay Sawyer - Research Associate
  • Eleni Sifaki -  Research Associate
  • Dr Cathy Wilcock - Migration Lab Co-ordinator and Researcher
  • Dr Japhy Wilson - Lecturer in International Political Economy and Hallsworth Research Fellow 
  • Dr Pablo Yanguas - Research Associate, Effective States and Inclusive Development
  • Dr Andrea Zinzani Research Associate

Senior Tutors

  • Adams Adama - Senior GDI Tutor in Development Economics
  • Dr Lawrence Ado-Kofie - Senior GDI Tutor in Development Economics
  • Dr Loliya Akobo - Senior GDI Tutor (HRD)
  • Jemima Clarke - Senior GDI Tutor
  • Lujia Feng - Senior GDI Tutor in HR Management
  • Negar Monazam Tabrizi - Senior GDI Tutor in Development Informatics
  • Lawrence Mukete Ngoe - Senior GDI Tutor in HR Management
  • Yiyang Sun - Senior GDI Tutor (MGD)
  • Erla Thrandardottir - Senior GDI Tutor (Social Development)
  • Helen Underhill - Senior GDI Tutor in Social Development 

Professional Support Services staff

  • Kat Bethell - Research Administrative Assistant, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre
  • Caroline Boyd - Addressing Global Inequalities Research Beacon Campaign Manager
  • Julia Brunt - Programme Manager, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre
  • Clare Degenhardt - Editorial Administrator, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre
  • Chris Jordan - Communications and Impact Manager
  • Emma Kelly - Digital Communications Officer 
  • Minna Lehtinen - Communications and Academic Impact Officer
  • Kerry Mccann - GDI Institute Manager
  • Julie Rafferty - Finance Administrator
  • Denise Redston - Senior Personal Assistant to Prof David Hulme
  • Anna Webster - Communications and Uptake Manager, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre

Honorary and visiting fellows

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Current PhD students

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