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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)
Dr David Alexander Clark
  • Teaching Associate and Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies
  • Research Fellow, Action Research for Co-Development, University of Florence, Italy
  • Book Review Editor, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
  • Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association
  • BA (Greenwich), MPhil, PhD (Cambridge)
Dr Flavio Comim
  • Affiliated Lecturer in Human Development and Ecosystems in the department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.
  • Visiting Fellow at St Edmund’s College
  • BA, MPhil and PhD (University of Cambridge)
Dr Graham Denyer Willis
  • University Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies and Centre of Latin American Studies
  • B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Royal Roads), Ph.D. (MIT)
Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • University Lecturer in Development Studies, attached to the Department of Land Economy.
  • Fellow of Jesus College
  • BA, MA, MPhil (University of Delhi), MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)
+44 (0) 1223 764048
Dr Ksenia Gerasimova
  • Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Research Associate, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • BA (Hons), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)
Mr Javier Gonzalez
  • Affiliated Lecturer, PhD researcher, Centre of Development Studies University of Cambridge
  • Teaching Associate, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Research Associate, Centre for New Development Thinking, Faculty of Economics, University of Chile
  • PhD (c) and MPhil, University of Cambridge
  • M.A. and B.A., Universidad Católica de Chile
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
  • Email:
Dr Solava Ibrahim
  • Affiliated Lecturer, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge.
  • Lecturer in International Development, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), The University of Manchester.
  • BA Pols (American University in Cairo), MA Pols (American University in Cairo), MPhil Dev (Cambridge) PhD (Cambridge)
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)
Michael Kuczynski
  • Affiliated lecturer, Centre of Development Studies
  • Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge
+44 (0) 1223 760459
Dr Frank Madsen
  • Affiliated University Lecturer, Centre for Development Studies
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
+44 (0) 1223 764040
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
Professor Peter Nolan
  • Director of the Chinese Executive Leadership Programme (CELP)
  • M.A. (Cantab.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London), CBE
+44 (0)1223 339477
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
Dr Siddharth (Montu) Saxena
  • PhD in Experimental Physics  ( Trinity College and Cavendish Laboratory,  Cambridge)  and PhD in Historical Anthropology
  • BS in Physics and BA in History ( New Orleans)
Dr Richard Sidebottom
  • Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University.
  • MPhil Development Studies (Cambridge)
  • MSc Finance (London Business School)
  • MA History & Economics (Oxford)
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)
Dr Alexandra Winkels
  • Senior Researcher, Centre for Development Studies
  • Academic Director and Teaching Officer for International Development and Global Change, Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall
  • BSc (Salford), MPhil (Cambridge) PhD (University of East Anglia)
+44 (0) 7793082659
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