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Global Development Institute


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 over 50 staff members, coming from five continents and 18 different countries. We have 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 PhD supervisors

Academic staff

Teaching and research associates

  • Dr Roshan Adhikari - Research Associate, FutureDAMS
  • Dr Barnaby Dye - Research Associate, FutureDAMS
  • Dr Pon Souvannaseng- Research Associate, FutureDAMS
  • Lana Whittaker - Research Associate

Honorary and visiting fellows

View a list of our honorary and visiting fellows:

Current PhD students

View a list of our current PhD students: