Global Development Academy

Staff profiles

Information on our key staff, with links to their profiles.

GDA Staff

The work of the Global Development Academy is led by Directors Dr Julie Cupples and Dr Zoe Marks, with support from Deputy Directors Dr Anuj Kapilashrami, Dr Jeevan Sharma and Dr Sophia Woodman. We will be advertising for a Programme Officer in the near future and have adminstrative support from Louise McKenzie. 


Staff A-Z

Name Role Email
Kenneth Amaeshi Chair in Business and Sustainable Development and Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative
Gerhard Anders Lecturer, African Studies - International Development
Crispin Bates Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian History
Barbara Bompani Reader in Africa and International Development
Andrew Bowman Lecturer in African Development
Jamie Cross Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Development
Julie Cupples Reader in Human Geography; Co-Director, Global Development Academy
Lawrence Dritsas Lecturer, Science, Technology & Innovation
Stefan Ecks Programme Director Medical Anthropology
Janet Fisher Chancellor's Fellow, Geography and the Lived Environment
Jamie Furniss Lecturer in International Development; Programme Director, MSc in International Development
Radhika Govinda Lecturer in Sociology; On Course Postgraduate Advisor, Sociology
Liz Grant Director of the Global Health Academy and Assistant Principal Global Health
Anne Griffiths Professor, Anthropology of Law
Claire Haggett Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Ian Harper Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development; Director, EdCMA
Casey High Senior Lecturer
Sumeet Jain Lecturer, Social Work
Patricia Jeffery Professor (Emerita), Sociology
Roger Jeffery Professor of Sociology of South Asia; Associate Director, Edinburgh India Institute
Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock Lecturer in International Development
Tobias Kelly Professor of Political and Legal Anthropology
Pete Kingsley Research and Teaching Fellow, Investigating Networks of Zoonosis Innovation (INZI)
Mahesh Marina
Reader, School of Informatics
Zoe Marks Chancellor's Fellow; Director, Global Development Academy
Rebecca Marsland Head of Social Anthropology; Senior Lecturer
Tom Molony Senior Lecturer, African Studies
Rosemary Morgan Lecturer in Global Health Policy
Jose-Maria Munoz Lecturer in African Studies & International Development
Stephen Neff Reader, Public International Law
George Palattiyil Programme Director - Masters in Social Work
Kim Picozzi Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Principal Investigator
Colin Pritchard Senior Research Fellow, Engineering
Peter Rosa George David Chair of Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Mark Rounsevell Chair, Rural Economy & Environmental sustainability
Kanchana Ruwanpura Reader in Human Geography
Jeevan Sharma Lecturer in South Asia and International Development; Programme Director- MSc International Development
James Smith Vice Principal International; Professor of African and Development Studies
Jonathan Spencer Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society
Sam Spiegel Senior Lecturer in International Development and Director of Research, Centre of African Studies
Devi Sridhar Professor of Global Health Policy
Samantha Staddon ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Fellow
Alice Street Senior Lecturer; Chancellors Fellow
Neil Thin Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology
Ola Uduku Ola Uduku is Reader in Architecture and International Dean for Africa.
Sue Welburn Chair of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology
David Wield Visiting Professor, Professor of Innovation and Development at the Open University; Co-Director, Innogen Institute
Marisa Wilson Chancellor's Fellow
Meriwether Wilson Senior Lecturer in Marine Science and Policy
Dorian Wiszniewski Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory
Wolfgang Zeller Senior Research Fellow - African Governance and Space project (AFRIGOS)