Dr Rory Horner

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I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Globalisation and Political Economy in the Global Development Institute. An economic geographer by training (PhD, Clark University), I have been based at Manchester since September 2013.

My research explores the changing geographies of global development, with a specific focus on South-South trade and the pharmaceutical industry. Originally from Ireland, I have lived in the USA (and now the UK) and conducted research for various periods of time in India, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and South Africa.

I have recently completed a major ESRC Future Research Leader Award to support my project on "India's pharmaceuticals, local production and public health security in sub-Saharan Africa: a comparative study". This is a 3 year award (Sept. 2016-Jan 2020) to conduct a comparative study of Indian pharmaceuticals and locally manufactured medicines in sub-Saharan Africa (also supported by a Hallsworth Research Fellowship from the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester).


2018- Senior Lecturer in Globalisation and Political Economy, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester.

2016- 2019 ESRC Future Research Leader

2016-2018 Lecturer in Globalisation and Political Economy, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester.

2015-2018 Hallsworth Research Fellow, University of Manchester.

2013-2015 Lecturer in Globalisation, Trade and Industry (fixed-term), Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester.

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2013 - Doctor of Philosophy Clark University
  • 2011 - Master of Arts Clark University
  • 2007 - Bachelor of Arts, Two-Subject Moderatorship (Economics and Geography) - First Class, University of Dublin Trinity College

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