The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) recognises human development aspirations and outcomes to be profoundly social and political, but also moulded by natural systems, technological possibilities and cultural traditions. The entails bridging gaps between social science, natural science and the humanities to understand how opportunities and constraints to development are affected by our own bodies, behavioural biases, demography and capacity to learn. This opens up many exciting possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration including in the fields public health and education.
Current research projects
- What can be learnt from the new pharmaceutical industry payment disclosures?
- Menstrual taboos and menstrual hygiene policy in Nepal: A multi-method scoping study to understand the barriers to good menstrual hygiene for adolescent girls
- Towards a new model of evidence for public health
- Co-Create: prevention of overweight and obesity in adolescents
- Evaluation of the health impacts of the UK Treasury Soft Drinks Industry Levy