Professor Joe Devine PhD Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Deputy Dean
Joe Devine supports Heads of Departments in the Faculty and holds wide responsibilities related to the University Education Strategy.
Joe Devine was appointed Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences in January 2021.
He is a Professor of Global Development with research interests in the dynamics of social change and the politics of development processes in South Asia.
- Chair in Global Development
- Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
- Fellow of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy
- Member of the Centre for Development Studies in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences
- Member of the Centre for Analysis of Social Policy in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences
- Extreme poverty, vulnerability and inequality
- Patronage, clientelism and poor people’s politics
- Civil society and Non-Governmental Organisations (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:
- New Policy Responses to Extreme Poverty in Bangladesh: What difference does it make’ (funded by GCRF, 2019)
- 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. In 2020 he was invited to write background papers for the Government of Bangladesh's 8th Five Year Plan.
- 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 18 PhD students to completion and is available to supervise research degree projects.
- PhD: University of Bath, 2000
- MSc: London School of Economics, 1995
- PG Diploma: London School of Economics, 1994
- BA: : Universidad Pontificia Salamanca, 1989