Prof Samuel Hickey

Professor of Science

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Biography

BA Politics (1994, Liverpool), PGDip Research Methodology (1996, UCE), MA Development Studies (1997, Staffs), Phd Development Studies (2002, Staffs)

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I am currently the joint Director of Research within the DFID-funded Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre, which will run until the end of 2019 (www.effective-states.org).

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Teaching Commitments

Contributing lecturer to the following courses: 

Politics, Governance and Development

Development Fundamentals

Development Research

Poverty and Development

Policy Analysis

Anti-Poverty Transfers

Research Methodology (PhD course)

 

Current PhD Students

2016- Mohammed Ibrahim, ‘Investigating the socio-political impacts of social protection in Ghana’. Fully funded through Zochonis Trust Award. Lead, with Tom Lavers.

2016- Edward Ampratwum, 'The Politics of Implementing Social Protection in Ghana'. Fully funded through School PhD Award. Lead, with Tom Lavers.

2015- Matt Tyce ‘The political dynamics of growth and structural transformation in KenyaESRC Fully funded through ESRC-NWDTC Award. Lead; Co-supervisor: Kunal Sen.

2014-  Kate Pruce ‘The politics of social protection in Zambia’. Fully funded through ESRC-NWDTC Award. Lead; Co-supervisor: Armando Barrientos.

2013- Chris Lyon ‘Social contracts and social justice in Brazil: towards a relational approach’. Fully funded through BWPI Award. Lead; Co-supervisor: Armando Barrientos.

2013- Ishmael Aayanore. ‘Governing oil in Ghana’. Fully funded through Government of Ghana. Lead; Co-supervisor:Tomas Frederiksen.

 

Completed PhD Students

Jessica Hawkins. State formation in Uganda. Co-supervisor, with Tim Jacoby.

Kojo Asante ‘The politics of oil in Ghana and Uganda’. Principal Supervisor, with Tony Bebbington. Fully funded through BWPI/ESID.

Sophie King ‘Exploring the Political Space for Empowerment in Uganda: the role of NGOs’. Principal Supervisor, with Admos Chimhowu. Fully funded through ESRC +3 Scheme).

Badru Bukenya, ‘The politics of service delivery: towards processes of state and citizenship formation in Uganda’. Principal Supervisor, with Admos Chimhowu. Part funded through an SED Bursary Award.

Briony Smith 'Rebuilding social relations and citizenship in post-conflict Bosnia' (Principal Supervisor). Fully funded through ESRC award.

Ambrose Kessy 'Local governance reform in Tanzania' (Co-supervisor)

Annapaola Letizia 'Local governance reform and political capabilities in Albania' (Co-supervisor)

Jenny Peterson 'War economies and the neoliberal policy agenda in post-war Kosovo' (Principal Supervisor, 2004-7). Fully funded through Faculty OSR Award.

N'deye Fall 'NGOs and development in Senegal' (Co-supervisor, 2004-7) 

  

Country Experience

Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia and Namibia.

 

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