People at King's International Development Institute
Peter Kingstone is the Co-Director of the Institute. He is responsible for research and teaching programmes, collaborations within King’s and with external partners. Before coming to King’s, Kingstone taught at the University of Vermont, where he won the Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Outstanding Teaching, and then the University of Connecticut. Read more.
Andy Sumner is the Co-Director of the Institute. He is responsible for research and teaching programmes, collaborations within King’s and with external partners. Andy Sumner is an inter-disciplinary Development Economist with research interests in the fields of global poverty, economic development and inequality with reference to middle income and emerging economies. Read more.
Charles Abiodun Alao is a senior member of the African Leadership Centre (ALC) King’s College London faculty. He teaches on the ALC MSc programmes, supervises Masters and PhD dissertations and chairs the Centre’s Examination Board. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Conflict Security and Development Group (CSDG). Read more.
Ingrid Bleynat is joining the Institute as Teaching Fellow in Latin America and Development, where she will be establishing a new MA in Latin American Development. Dr Bleynat works on Mexican history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her PhD, from Harvard University, is a social and political history of Mexico City’s municipal markets from 1867 to 1958. Before undertaking her historical studies she trained as an economist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has extensive teaching experience in Latin American history and economic development. Details to follow.
Jelke Boesten will join the Institute in August as Senior Lecturer in Emerging Economies and International Development. She is interested in social policy and politics of development and emancipation in Andean Latin America. Her work seeks to contribute to debates over gender and sexuality from comparative perspectives that foreground the complex ways in which targeted gender policy in developing countries challenges or reinforces gendered and sexualised configurations of power at local, national and global levels. Read more.
Eduardo J. Gomez is a Senior Lecturer in International Development and Emerging Economies and is joining the IDI in August. His current research interests lie at the intersection of social science and global health policy. He is specifically interested in exploring how social science concepts and theories, such as institutional origins, path dependency, and institutional change theory strengthens the health policy community’s ability to better understand the capacity of domestic ministries of health and international health agencies to overcome stasis and effectively adapt to changing health environments. Read more.
Sibylle Herzig van Wees is the Teaching Fellow in Global Health at the King’s Centre for Global Health, having studied for a BA in Social Anthropology and Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, as well as for an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Read more.
Eka Ikpe works with the African Leadership Centre (ALC)/ Conflict Security and Development Group (CSDG). She teaches on the ALC MSc Degree Programmes at King’s College London and serves as admissions tutor for Postgraduate Degree programmes. Eka heads the ALC Fellowship Programmes, where she also teaches and mentors. Read more.
Nahee Kang will be joining King's in August as Lecturer in Political Economy of Emerging Markets. A comparative political economist and economic sociologist by training, her research focuses on the politics and institutional dynamics of late capitalist development and catch-up industrialisation in East Asia. Read more.
Andy Leather is the Director of the King’s Centre for Global Health. He was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 1996 and is also an honorary Senior Lecturer in Global Health at King’s College London. Read more.
Andres Mejia Acosta explores the political economy of producing effective, accountable and inclusive policy making in low and middle income countries. He has established an increasing portfolio of peer reviewed publications looking at the workings of different political institutions, including the study of legislative coalitions, political parties, and elections, and their impact on the policy process and policy outcomes including the management of public finances and social development outcomes. Read more.
Susan Fairley Murray is Reader in International Healthcare and joins the Institute in September. A sociologist working on healthcare policy and systems, her research particularly explores the social meaning, social relations and health effects that derive from contemporary healthcare economies - domestic and transnational. Currently located at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Susan will join the International Development Institute in September 2013 to lead its health policy research and teaching cluster. Read more by going to the School of Nursing and Midwifery website.
‘Funmi Olonisakin is the founding Director of the African Leadership Centre, which aims to build the next generation of African leaders in the fields of peace, security and development. She is the Programme Director for the ALC King’s College London MSc Security, Leadership and Society and the MSc Leadership and Development. Read more.
Nayanka Paquete Perdigao is currently a Research Assistant with the African Leadership Centre and Conflict Security and Development Group (CSDG), King’s College London. In this position, she assists with several CSDG research projects, including state fragility in Africa and the EU-Africa strategy/partnership. Read more.
Robert Picciotto, Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College (London) previously served in its Department of War Studies where he taught Conflict Prevention and Peace Building at the MA level. A member of the Academy of Social Sciences, he is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique (France) and of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton University). Read more.
Paul Segal is joining the Institute as Senior Lecturer in International Development and Emerging Economies. He is an economist with wide-ranging interests, working on global inequality and poverty; on the economics of resource-rich countries, with a focus on the question of who benefits from resource revenues; and on the economic history of Argentina. He has extensive teaching experience, particularly in economic development and macroeconomics. Details to follow.