The International Development Research Group is a cross-discipline intellectual space for social scientists to share new research ideas, innovate and collaborate.
Benefits of research across disciplines
Our group brings together social scientists with interest in international development from across faculties. Being part of a diverse collective of experience and knowledge brings real opportunities to innovate. It is a supportive group where members can:
- share fresh analysis
- conceive new research ideas and publications
- network and collaborate for new research bids.
We also engage with local groups and NGOs to seek collaborative opportunities for impact oriented academic research.
We focus on the Global Challenges confronting us currently and in future. We collaborate on work around global development and the problems of the social world, and on the links between the social and natural worlds.
We focus on challenges faced by the Global South and encourage researchers working on the implications of decisions carried out in the Global North.
We develop the intellectual agenda for international development within the University, including working collectively to develop research agenda to exploit funding opportunities such as GCRF (in full) as well as EU and other opportunities.
Bristol Global Challenges and Development seminar series
Our group explores the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) via our monthly Bristol Global Challenges and Development Seminar Series. This series also hosts seminars on issues of global development that are unconnected to the SDGs. All seminars are run in collaboration with the Cabot Institute.
Sharing research findings
We publish a blog and organise public lectures, to share research findings with other researchers and the public.
Collaborate with us
If you would like to join the group or collaborate in international development research contact Tigist Grieve firstname.lastname@example.org. Our group is open to staff and doctoral students and researchers from outside of the University of Bristol. We also welcome requests from those who wish to be linked to local organisations that work on international development.
Professor of International Development
Senior Research Associate