Editorial Board

Editorial Advisory Board


Sachin ChaturvediDirector General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India

Steve Commins, Lecturer in Urban Planning, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Charles Gore, Research Associate, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Eve Gray, Programme Lead and Policy Engagement and Communications Lead, Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Elizabeth Harrison, Head of Department of International Development, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Takyiwa ManuhDirector, Social Development Division, UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Robert MuggahResearch Director, Igarape Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Shahrashoub RazaviChief of Research and Data, UN Women, New York, USA

Editorial Steering Group

Melissa Leach
, Editor-in-Chief and IDS Director. Melissa is the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex. She founded and directed the ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre from 2006 to 2014, with its pioneering pathways approach to innovation, sustainability and development issues. 

Gerry Bloom, IDS Fellow. Gerry is a physician and health economist. His special interest is the management of health system transition in the context of rapid social and economic change. Areas of particular focus include the changing roles of government, health system innovations processes of institutional development. 

John Gaventa, Director of Research. John is a political sociologist, educator and civil society practitioner with over 30 years of experience in research, teaching and facilitation, and organisational leadership in North and South.

James Georgalakis, Director of Communications and Impact. James is the Director of Communications and Impact at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), with overall leadership of the Institute’s communications, impact and engagement work. James works with the Director and IDS members and partners to lead the development and refinement of major strategic goals in this area. 

Dominic Glover, IDS Fellow. Dominic specialises in the study of technology and processes of socio-technical change, particularly in small-scale farming in the global South. He has more than 14 years of experience in research, policy analysis and communication on technological change, innovation, knowledge systems, governance and policy processes relating to agriculture, biotechnology and rural development.

Eric Kasper, PhD Student. Eric is a PhD Student based at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, IDS Fellow. Zarah is a Fellow for the Gender and Sexualities and Cities Cluster at IDS.

Mariz Tadros, IDS Fellow. Mariz specialises in the politics and human development of the Middle East. Areas of specialisation include democratisation, Islamist politics, gender, sectarianism, human security and religion and development.

Stephen Thompson, Research Officer. Stephen is a social scientist with over a decades' experience of working on development issues. Research interests include health, nutrition, disability and education. He has worked for research institutes and non-government organisations in Europe and Africa.

Jean-Pierre Tranchant, IDS Fellow. Jean-Pierre is an applied economist, specialised in the quantitative analysis of household surveys and cross-national data. His research interests largely pertain to the relationships between development and violent conflict.  

Management team

Alison NorwoodIDS Bulletin Editorial Coordinator

Gary Edwards, Marketing and Production Officer