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, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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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 and how we are run

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Meet our Council members and other stuff 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 "Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile 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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Our members

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

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About our members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions. You can use our Membership Directory to find details of individual members including where they work, their institutions and their areas of study. While most of our individual members are based in the UK, over a third live in the global South.

Our institutional members are mostly academic departments and NGOs, along with publishers who produce books relevant to the field.


Institutional members

  • London International Development Centre
  • Bath Spa University
  • Institute for Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
  • Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath
  • Coventry University
  • IGDC, York University
  • University of Bradford
  • ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Overseas Development Institute
  • United Nations University – WIDER
  • British Council
  • University of Sussex
  • Oxfam
  • Bristol Poverty Institute

Publisher members

  • Wiley
  • Routledge – Taylor & Francis
  • Practical Action Publishing