Research Themes in the School of International Development
Research within the School of International Development is organised into 3 main areas with 10 research themes, each with a significant cluster of research active staff.
Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Combining insights from development economics especially those from psychology, but also sociology and anthropology, to investigate a range of development issues.
Globalisation and CSR
Globalisation poses many challenges as well as opportunities for developing countries. It has led to some countries, particularly the BRICS, becoming significant players in the global political economy. It has been associated with increased reliance on markets in many countries often with negative social and environmental consequences. Our research explores these issues at the macro, meso and micro levels
The State, Governance and Conflict
Politics research at the School of International Development (DEV) investigates states, power relations and their changes in multiple settings of the global south at both macro and micro level in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Our research is concerned with human development and social and intercultural justice, with a particular focus on social, cultural and linguistic dimensions of poverty and inequality.
Our research is concerned with social change, specifically the social and gendered dimensions of poverty reduction, inequality and social injustice.
Health and Disease
The School has a long-established reputation for social science research on health and ill-health in resource-limited settings, and currently focuses its expertise on two important global health challenges: the uptake and use of antiretroviral therapy by people living with HIV, and the rising challenge of non-communicable diseases in developing countries
Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
Research in DEV seeks to understand real-world life course dynamics, in order to identify key problems, as well as appropriate policies and interventions.
One of the largest concentrations of researchers working on climate change and development in the UK. Researchers include natural scientists such as biologists, ecologists, geographers, and social scientists including ecological economists and political scientists.
Global Environmental Justice
Our research examines the linkages between social justice and environmental change. We are particularly interested in the global dimensions of (in)justice. We research existing injustices in different areas of contemporary environmental management, by looking at issues of access, property, values, governance and social norms.
The UEA Water Security Centre applies world-class natural and social science to address important theoretical, practical and policy challenges of managing water sustainability in a rapidly changing world.