I have been working in, researching and teaching international development for more than 25 years.
I headed to Papua New Guinea in the early 1990s, initially as a VSO volunteer, and went on to work with various development NGOs in Papua New Guinea, Cambodia and Vietnam.
A year out to do an MA at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague led, unexpectedly, to a PhD and late academic career, at the Sussex-based Institute of Development Studies and then University of York.
I am now an honorary fellow at the University of York (profile page here). I write about science & technology and international development, particularly in relation to smallholder agriculture; and the role of philanthropic foundations and ‘philanthrocapitalism’ in development.