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Dr Emma Mawdsley

Dr Emma Mawdsley

Director

Emma as Director of the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, is the UK managing partner of the DFID India-UK Global Partnership Programme on Development initiative. Emma is the PI heading-up the research team that form the India-UK Development Partnership Forum who are engaged in research into recent advances on thinking and innovation around India’s impact on global development. Emma is also Vice-Principal of Newnham College and Reader in Human Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

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Dr Radhika Khosla

Dr Radhika Khosla

Partner

Leading the climate change research under DFID’s India-UK Global Partnership Programme on Development, which includes co-directing an executive education programme on Leadership in a Climate Emergency for business leaders. Radhika is the Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and Research Fellow at Somerville College; and a Senior Researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, School of Geography and the Environment, at the University of Oxford.

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Jai Bhatia

Dr Jai Bhatia

Research Associate

Jai will explore the confluence of development finance and (mainstream/commercial) finance in India and how it has shaped the financial practices of large Indian multinational companies, the financial instruments employed, the relationships among financial institutions, highlighting the critical role of public sector banks, private banks, the stock markets and how the political and institutional structures and regulatory processes influence and are influenced by South-South development partnerships. Her doctoral research demonstrated the India-specific modalities of financialisation through the lens of the Indian telecommunication sector.

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Dr Jonathan Balls

Dr Jonathan Balls

Research Associate

Jonathan will focus on India’s international partnerships in the areas of energy and climate. More specifically, he is looking at India’s South-South partnerships that seek to deliver knowledge and technology exchanges on off-grid solar and distributed energy systems and on city cooling.

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Jack Taggart

Dr Jack Taggart

Project Manager & Research Associate

Jack is responsible for the planning, development and management of the project. Jack’s research examines the field of global development cooperation. His work explores how constellations of diverse state and non-state actors are affecting the so-called ‘global governance’ of key agendas, such as Development Effectiveness and the Sustainable Development Goals. Of particular interest is how traditional sites and practices of development cooperation are breaking down, and the emergence of new institutional innovations that are establishing themselves within the field.
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The team are supported by:

Research Consultants: Supriya Roychoudhury and Ellie Thompson 

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