Senior Research Fellow (Department of Education); Honorary Fellow (Department of Social Policy and Social Work)
Sally is a development social scientist with 25 years experience as an academic and practitioner in international development; with a DPhil from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex (2008).She has held posts at the University of York, IDS, CIDSE, Save the Children Australia, VSO and local NGOs in Cambodia, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea. She is currently research associate with the Social Transformative Research Informing Processes of Environmental Science (STRIPES) project led by Dr Eleanor Brown in the Department of Education; and honorary fellow with the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York.
Sally’s research interests focus on the relationship between science and technology and international development, with a particular emphasis on smallholder production systems and livelihoods. Research to date has explored global networks in crop research for development (biofortified rice, drought-tolerant maize); agricultural innovation systems for food security in the context of climate change; and ‘new’ philanthropy and development. Drawing on development studies, anthropology, international political economy, and science and technology studies (STS) literatures, this research has involved fieldwork in several countries, including extended periods in Kenya and the Philippines. In addition to the STRIPES project, which focuses on developments in second generation biofuels; and publishing from the successful IDN/iGDC event “Philanthropy and international development - bridging ideas, institutions and time”, co-convened with Dr Arun Kumar from The York Management School; she is also engaged in collaborative research with Professor Daniela Gabor at the University of the West of England and Dr Philip Mader at IDS (Sussex), on evolving governance arrangements around ‘financial inclusion’ through the mobilisation of digital financial technologies (‘fintech’) in different national contexts.
She is a co-convenor of the Development Studies Association (DSA) Wellbeing, Psychology and Therapeutic Culture in International Development Study group and member of the White Rose Cultures of Credit Network.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=3D434HsAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal website: http://www.sally-brooks.com