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Research focus

Our research covers six broad areas of relevance to pressing global challenges. However we work in a highly integrated and interdisciplinary manner, so many of our projects and publications cut across these areas of focus.

Inclusive Education Institutions

Researching and promoting institutional structures in education which recognise and value everybody’s rights, situations and needs.

Politics and Governance of Water and Sanitation

Integrating the politics of water and sanitation governance in interdisciplinary research and action


Producing cutting-edge, policy relevant understandings of global health challenges

Political Economy of Global Development

Engaging with the complexity of global development theory and practice.

Climate Change

Collaborating at multi-levels to better understand and respond to the multifaceted challenges posed by climate change

Agricultural transformations

Working with local communities, NGOs and governments to understand transformations and strengthen resilience