Professor Joe Devine Head of Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Joe Devine is responsible for the teaching, research and strategic planning of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences.
Joe Devine was appointed Head of Department for Social & Policy Sciences in 2013.
He is a Professor of Global Development with an overall interest in the dynamics of social change and the politics of development processes in South Asia.
- Extreme poverty, vulnerability and inequality
- Patronage, clientelism and poor people’s politics
- Civil society and NGOs
- Wellbeing and religion
- International development policy and management
- Qualitative Research Methods
This person is available to supervise research degree projects
Joe completed his PhD at Bath in 2000 and joined the University as a lecturer in 2002.
He has published extensively on issues related to international development in South Asia, and has attracted over £2million in external research grants.
Recent research projects where Joe has been Principal Investigator include:
- Network Theory for Housing in Refugee Camps (funded by EPSRC, 2018)
- Economic Empowerment of the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh (funded by DFID, 2007-2015)
- MFS II evaluation: Bangladesh (funded by NOW-WOTRO Science for Global Development, 2012-2015)
- Wellbeing and Religion – Question of Values and Practices (funded by DFID, 2007-2010)
Joe’s research retains a strong link with the worlds of practice and policy and he has collaborated with various government agencies, international and bilateral organisations, and national NGOs.
He has received a number of awards for his research including:
- the British Expertise Outstanding International Leadership Award (2016)
- the University of Bath’s Research Impact Award (2014)
- the Queen’s Anniversary Prize (2012) together with other colleagues in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Joe has supervised 15 PhD students to completion and is a founding editorial member of the Journal of South Asian Development.
- PhD: University of Bath, 2000
- MSc: London School of Economics, 1995
- PG Diploma: London School of Economics, 1994
- BA: Pontifical University of Salamanca, 1989