Jean Grugel is Professor of Development Politics at the University of York, where she is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC). Her research interests include global political economy, global health, regional and global governance, human rights, children’s work and the gendered politics of care. She is currently working on an MRC-GCRF funded project on health for all in Malawi, Thanzi la Onse and on the use of secondary data in development.
Jean is a trustee of International Service, Childhope UK and Hope and Homes for Children, and has advised the EU on the implementation of children’s rights and UNICEF on ring-fencing tax income to improve children’s welfare. She currently serves on the ESRC Grants Advisory Panel and its International Development Expert Group. Jean’s recent publications include: Demanding Human Rights in the Global South, The Handbook of International Development, and has also published articles in Development and Change, World Development, Human Rights Quarterly, Development Policy Review, Citizenship Studies and International Affairs.