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Global Development Institute

People

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. A number of our researchers offer PhD supervision, find out more about some of our our PhD supervisors

Academic staff

Teaching and research associates

Senior Tutors

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

View a list of our honorary and visiting fellows:

Current PhD students

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