Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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University of Reading aims to engage diverse communities on citizen science

The University of Reading, in collaboration with the British Science Association (BSA) and community partners, is helping underrepresented communities in Reading and Slough to benefit from a new approach to community-led science research.

The Community-Led Research pilot will be co-created with communities who are new to or are traditionally under-represented in research and would like to use science to better understand local questions and priorities.

Local community members are being trained as Community Researchers with support from Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) and Slough Council for Voluntary Service (Slough CVS). They are working closely with early career researchers from the University to discuss and decide on a research question relevant to their local area. These questions will be developed in five full research projects to run over the next 12 months, in collaboration with RVA and Slough CVS.

This project is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and builds on learning from the University’s participatory community research approach, the BSA’s previous community engagement work and The Ideas Fund programmes.

Reading hosting DSA2023

In anticipation of DSA2023, the Global Development Division hosted a workshop on Crisis in the Anthropocene.