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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How DSA members can showcase research on Asia

Asia Research News is the largest research news platform in Asia. Its mission is to increase diversity in international research news, elevate new voices and spread knowledge.

Institutes and researchers can register for an account with Asia Research News and publish research for events for free. DSA members IIED are registered with Asia Research News, as well as Development Studies Association themselves and we would encourage institutes in the UK who specialise on Asian research to also sign up for an account.

Individual researcher accounts profile researchers who can be sorted by topic and can apply to be listed as an expert for the media. Researchers can also suggest or send write-ups about notable researchers in our past ARN’s Giants in History series. 

Once registered, both institutions and researcher can post events and job openings.

Daily or weekly email newsletters can connect you with research and updates from across the region and a monthly chat with science communicators in Asia takes place via SciCom Coffee for Women. 

Asia Research News’ paid-for services specialise in research communications, including a virtual Newsroom, for press releases, support with press release writing, video or podcast creation, news distribution and more. 

Asia Research News’ founder and CEO Dr Magdeline Pokar was a  PhD student at University of Leeds (where she first started engaging with science communications) and was also a post doc at the University of Bristol.