Global Development Academy

Student profiles

Read what students say about our programmes.

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Research students benefit from the Global Development Academy’s interdisciplinary focus and its global network of researchers and institutions.

PhD in African Studies

James Patterson

James lived with a semi-nomadic community for eight months in Kenya. While in this country he also benefited greatly from having a supervisor at a linked institution.

Alex Beresford

Alex researches trade unionist political attitudes in South Africa. He talks about how the interdisciplinary research community helped support his work.