The Development Policy and Practice Group carries out interdisciplinary research in science, technology and innovation systems, global justice, politics of development and development management.
The group is recognised for its internationally excellent interdisciplinary research on innovation and development and for its growing profile in generating theoretically informed and empirically grounded knowledge on the roles and impacts of individuals, groups and systems in development processes. The group is continuously developing new conceptual frameworks and avenues of inquiry and prides itself in being able to attract and retain world-class researchers and students who are willing and able to expand conceptual and empirical horizons. The group’s network of local and global partners provides students and researchers access to a vibrant intellectual community.
Within the context of innovation and development, we are interested in research about innovation as a driver of social change that helps the poorer sections of society. We welcome proposals which address issues of innovation, governance, politics, equity and social justice in both the developed and developing world.