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November 12, 2019

https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/10/24/cooperation-and-contestation-between-the-adb-and-aiib/

Last month I published my first piece with East Asia Forum. 'Cooperation and Contestation between ADB and AIIB' is a short comparative analysis of the Asian Development Bank...

October 29, 2019

This post comes a little late. It has been a busy year and, unfortunately, I have struggled to keep the website updated with all that has been happening.

In any case - I am pleased to announce that colleagues and I were successful in delivering five public seminars on t...

July 2, 2019

On Friday 21stJune the Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS) hosted its inaugural Mainland Southeast Asia Seminar. The 2019 Seminar theme was ‘China’s Presence in Mainland Southeast Asia’ and included presentations by scholars researching Thailand, M...

July 2, 2019

Below is a short summary on JCU's participation in the 2019 RDI Conference. I am so pleased that JCU continues to build its engagement with the Australian Development Studies community. The below summary was written for the Cairns Institute Newsletter:  www.cairnsinsti...

For the original article see: http://www.devpolicy.org/launch-of-the-development-studies-association-of-australia-20190530/

For those of us in the development sector in Australia, this has been a long time coming. The UK Development Studies Association was formed back i...

January 8, 2019

This week The Diplomat published a feature article that Chrisantha Pinto and I wrote on elephant conservation and China's Belt and Road Initiative in Laos.

The full article can be accessed here: https://thediplomat.com/2019/01/can-the-land-of-a-million-elephants-survive...

November 12, 2018

Two years ago I moved to the Far North Queensland to begin a lecturing position in Development Studies. Over the past two years I also started a family, bought a family home and… became a gardener!

Gardening in the tropics is a joy. There are plenty of creatures in...

October 30, 2018

I am excited to announce that I, Colin Macgregor and Silvia Tavares are now leading a new Centre for Tropical and Environmental Sustainability (TESS) research flagship on Capacity Building and Engagement for Sustainable Development (CBE4SD). Apologies for the buzzwords...

October 29, 2018

On Friday October 26 I had the pleasure of delivering a paper at UNSW as part of a plenary session on Development Studies in Australia today: reflections, challenges and opportunities. The plenary was hosted by The Institute for Global Development (as part of UNSW's Gl...

August 9, 2018

Yesterday marked the release of my first Special Issue! Titled 'Teaching Development Studies in Times of Change', the SI grapples with questions regarding teaching and learning in international development/development studies. As I argue in my introductory paper to the...

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