Our internationally recognised research addresses a range of key issues and challenges in international development and the geographies of development. Our work contributes to and leads debates in areas of sustainable development, citizenship and democratisation, natural resource politics, and the human dimensions of environmental change. Bridging across these themes, and drawing the research group together, is an overarching concern with social justice and understanding how best to achieve equitable, sustainable development. Our work engages with a range of collaborators and partners across the world, with primary research foci in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
Our research delivers empirically grounded and theoretically novel findings to a range of audiences. Our work is supported by various sources, including the ESRC, Leverhulme, DfID and ERC funding. Our researchers play a prominent role in leading the Sheffield Institute for International Development. The research group has a strong set of PhD students whose interests span a range of topics from civil society to REDD+ to tourism and development. We are always happy to hear from potential new PhD students or post-doctoral researchers working in fields relating to our work.
Researchers actively involved in international development work include:
Ana Laura Zavala
Olasimbo (Lara) Fayombo