Dr. Emma Mawdsley
Emma’s research is on the politics of global development. This includes a substantial body of work on ‘South-South’ development cooperation, with a particular but not exclusive focus on India. More recently she has extended her scope to explore how DAC donors are re-purposing their development narratives, tools and agendas to a changing global landscape. This includes work on the domestic politics of aid in the UK, donor-middle income country development transitions, and re-theorising the changing governance of development finance.

Emma did her undergraduate degree and PhD at St John’s College, Cambridge, the latter under the supervision of Professor Stuart Corbridge. She worked in Durham University (1996-2003) and Birkbeck College, University of London (2003-2006), before moving to her current position at the Geography Department, University of Cambridge, where she is now a Reader in Human Geography. She is also the Vice-Principal of Newnham College, and Director of the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies.

Jack Taggart
Jack’s research examines the field of global development cooperation. His work explores how constellations of diverse state and non-state actors are affecting the so-called ‘global governance’ of key agendas, such as Development Effectiveness and the Sustainable Development Goals. Of particular interest is how traditional sites and practices of development cooperation are breaking down, whilst also examining the emergence of new institutional innovations that are establishing themselves within the field. 

Jack is a Research Associate at the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies and the Research Programme Manager for the UK-India Development Partnership Forum. He is completing his PhD in Politics and International Relations at the University of Durham. He also holds an MSc in Global Politics and a BA (Honours) in International Relations, both from the University of Durham. Jack’s teaching experience has included undergraduate supervision in Global Political Economy and Development Theory and Practice. He has also held positions at the Global Policy Journal and at the OECD Development Cooperation Directorate. 

Tricia Rowland
Tricia has joined the MAC as GPPD project manager, responsible for substantive and logistical direction, and has previous experience in both the private sector and higher education.

Kashyap Arora
Kashyap Arora is currently working as a Consultant for the UK-India Development Partnership Forum. He is also the founder of “Global Strategist”, a current affairs based online platform. Prior, to this he has worked with organizations such as Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, and Standard and Poor Global.  He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Warwick, UK.


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