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Academic Staff

Dr Maha Abdelrahman
  • Reader in Development Studies and Middle East Politics
  • BA, MA (The American University in Cairo) PhD (Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands)
  • Currently not taking PhD students
Professor Raymond Apthorpe
  • Paper 900 International Humanitarianism and Development
  • Royal Anthropological Institute Hon. Sec.
  • araptorp@gmail.com
  • Currently not taking PhD students
Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Director of the Centre of Development Studies
  • Reader in the Political Economy of Development, Faculty of Economics
  • BA in Economics (Seoul National University), MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)
Dr Graham Denyer Willis
  • Senior Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies and Centre of Latin American Studies
  • B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Royal Roads), Ph.D. (MIT)
Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Reader in Regional Transformation and Economic Security,
  • Department of Land Economy
  • Fellow of Jesus College
  • BA, MA, MPhil (University of Delhi), MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)
+44 (0) 1223 764048
Dr Tadashi Hirai
  • Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • BA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)
  • Paper 15 Education and Human Development Coordinator
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
Professor William Hurst
  • B.A. (University of Chicago) M.A. (University of Chicago) Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)
  • From January 2021:
  • Chong Hua Professor of Chinese Development
  • *Please note, Professor Hurst's position at Centre of Development Studies starts in January 2021 and further details will be available in due course. As a temporary measure, PhD applicants wishing to be supervised by Professor Hurst should email PhD administrator Annabel Sherwood on the email given below, and emails will be forwarded to Professor Hurst.*
Prajakti Kalra
  • Affiliated Lecturer, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Events and Communications Officer, GCRF RCUK COMPASS Project
  • Research Fellow, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Jesus College
  • Currently not taking PhD students
Dr Ingrida Kerusauskaite
  • Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Panel Tutor, International Development, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
  • Advisor, KPMG International Development Assistance Services
  • PhD (Cambridge), MPhil (Cambridge) BA Politics and Development Studies (SOAS, University of London)
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
Dr Nitya Mohan Khemka
  • Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies
  • Visiting Lecturer, Centre of South Asian Studies
  • Fellow Commoner, Clare Hall
  • M.Phil., Ph.D. (Cantab)
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
Michael Kuczynski
  • Affiliated lecturer, Centre of Development Studies
  • Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
+44 (0) 1223 760459
Dr Amir Lebdioui
  • BA (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)
  • Currently not taking PhD students
Dr Gay Meeks
  • Affiliated Lecturer and Senior Research Associate, Centre of Development Studies
  • BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford, 1971 (MA Cambridge)
  • PhD in the Philosophy of Economics, Edinburgh, 1975
  • Currently not taking PhD students
+44 (0) 1223 764040
Dr Josh Platzky Miller
  • Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies / POLIS
  • BSocSci(Hons) (University of Cape Town)
  • MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)
  • Currently not taking PhD students
Dr Chizu Nakajima
  • Director, Centre for Financial Regulation and Crime, Cass Business School
  • Co-Director, Centre for Research in Corporate Governance, Cass Business School
  • Senior Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
  • Chair, British Japanese Law Association
  • LL.B. (Keio), M.A. (Keio), Ph.D. (London), FSALS
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
Professor Peter Nolan
  • Director of the Chinese Executive Leadership Programme (CELP)
  • M.A. (Cantab.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London), CBE
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
+44 (0)1223 339477
Professor Riall Nolan
  • Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University
  • rwnolan@purdue.edu
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
Dr. Jon Phillips
  • University Lecturer in Development Studies
  • MSci (Bristol), MA, PhD (King’s College London)
  • PhD Course Director 2019-20
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
01223 764049
Dr Helena Pérez Niño
  • BA (Universidad Nacional de Colombia);
  • MSc, PhD (SOAS University of London)
  • Currently not taking PhD students
Professor Barry Rider
  • Professorial Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Professor of Comparative Law, Renmin University, China
  • Professor of Law, University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa
  • Professor of Law and former Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study
  • Fellow Commoner, sometime Fellow, Tutor, Director of Studies and Dean, Jesus College, Cambridge
  • Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
07979647105
Dr Siddharth (Montu) Saxena
  • PhD in Experimental Physics (Trinity College and Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge) and PhD in Historical Anthropology
  • BSc in Physics and BA in History (New Orleans)
  • Currently not taking PhD students
Dr Maryam Tanwir
  • Lecturer and coordinator for paper 340 “Gender and development”, Centre of Development Studies
  • Visiting Lecturer, MPhil South Asian Studies
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Centre of Development Studies
  • Tutor for Certificate in International Development, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
  • Masters in Economics (Government college), MPhil Development Studies (Cambridge) PhD (Cambridge)
  • Currently not taking PhD Students
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