Professor of Development, Department of Politics
Jean Grugel is Professor of Development Politics, University of York and Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre. Her research interests include sustainable development, global political economy, regional and global governance, human rights, global childhoods, children’s work, civil society, democratization. She is also working with colleagues in York on environmental risk, climate change, global health and the uses of NGO secondary data. Jean is a trustee of International Service and has previously served on the boards of Childhope UK and Hope and Homes for Children. She has advised the EU on the implementation of children’s rights and UNICEF on ring-fencing tax income to improve children’s welfare. She currently serves on the ESRC Grants Advisory Panel and its International Development Expert Group and was Chair of the ESRC/AHRC Panel Migration Leadership Team.
In York, she is a member of the University GCRF Steering Group and the Research Communications Strategy Group and is chair of the Research Communications Operations Committee. Recent publications include Demanding Human Rights in the Global South (edited) Palgrave-Macmillan, London and The Handbook of International Development (edited) Palgrave-Macmillan, London and articles in Development and Change, World Development, Human Rights Quarterly, Development Policy Review, Citizenship Studies and International Affairs.