Professor Emma Mawdsley

Professor at Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Professor, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Dr Emma Mawdsley is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. She is a Human Geographer, with a particular interest in the rising powers and the changing politics of development. She is a member of the Political Ecology group, within the Society, Environment and Development research cluster. Her principal current research interest is the (re-)emerging development cooperation partners (also called 'new' or non-DAC donors, including China, South Africa, Brazil etc), especially India.

She is interested in critically evaluating the challenges and opportunities that accompany the growing role and visibility of these non-DAC development actors. Recent work includes a DFID-funded project looking at how domestic audiences within China, India, Russia, Poland and South Africa perceive their development cooperation activities; and work on Trilateral/Triangular Development Cooperation, as one part of new global development partnerships.

Dr Mawdsley completed her undergraduate degree and PhD here at Cambridge, and went on to work as a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Durham University, and then Birkbeck College, University of London, before coming back to Cambridge to take up her current post.

  • 11 February 2020, 5:30pm

    CSaP Annual Lecture: Professor Dame Sally Davies

    The 2020 CSaP Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and former Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government.