Kuat B. Akizhanov is Teaching Fellow in Public Policy and Management in IDD. Currently, he is also a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences of the University of Bath where he studied at the PhD Research Programme in Global Political Economy: Transformations and Policy Analysis (2015-2019).
Kuat joined academia in 2015 after serving for 15 years in different governmental agencies including ministries of justice, finance, the Kazakh President’s office and as a head of a state insurance company. While at the University of Bath, Kuat worked as a Teaching Assistant and was qualified as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). He has been teaching on the following modules: Development Economics: Macro Perspectives; Quantitative Data Analysis; Qualitative Social Research Methods; The Developmental State; Introduction to International Development; Introduction to the Politics of Development; Civil Society and NGOs in the Developing World; Power in Society; Critical Reading in Criminology.
His PhD thesis is entitled “The impact of financialisation on income inequality in the context of neoliberalism. Country cases study: USA, South Korea, Argentina, Sweden”. Kuat is a holder of the British Council Chevening Scholarship (2003) and the Bolashak Presidential Scholarship (1998 and 2015).