skip to content

Centre of Development Studies



Dr Richard Sidebottom is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies. His current research focus is on agricultural value chains (millets and cotton), rural entrepreneurship and capacity building including work for the GCRF funded Cambridge University wide TIGR2ESS project (Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies). Richard holds academic qualifications from Cambridge, London Business School and the University of Oxford and has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets.


Research interests include the Political Economy of Development and Markets, Innovation in Agricultural Commodity chains and the expansion of livelihood opportunities for youth and women through skills training and entrepreneurship.


Key publications: 

Tanwir, M. & Sidebottom, R.I., 2019, Now you see me, now you don’t.  Visibility in the Trade, Employment and Gender nexus in Pakistan, J. of International Women's Studies, Jan, 2019. 

Sidebottom, R.I., 2017, Measurement of the employment and labour-related impacts of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs), International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2017

Teaching and Supervisions


Richard lectures for the Department of Land Economy and Centre of Development Studies on Institutions & Development. 

Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University.
MPhil Development Studies (Cambridge)
MSc Finance (London Business School)
MA History & Economics (Oxford)
Currently not taking PhD Students
Dr Richard  Sidebottom