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Global Development Institute

PhD supervisors

In the GDI we provide our PhD students with the opportunity to pursue research in a wide variety of exciting topics in global development.

All PhDs within the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College will be supervised by and consult with internationally recognised academics in your chosen field of research. We are fortunate to host several research centres with exceptional academics who are active in research of international significance that addresses the challenges to improving human, societal and environmental conditions.

PhD supervisor profiles

Find out more about some of our our PhD supervisors (you can find a full list of GDI staff here):


Our research

The combined field experience of our staff covers over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America and the Pacific. Much of this experience has been gained from working with national and international agencies where the focus has been on finding workable solutions to development problems and strengthening institutional capacities.

Our research activities address four major themes of development policy and practice including;

Details of past and current projects and research topics are listed under the following research groupings: