David Hudson is the Professorial Research Fellow in Politics and Development at the University of Birmingham and the Deputy Director of the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP).
He has written widely on the politics of development, in particular on the role of coalitions, leadership and power in reform processes and how development actors can think and work politically as part of the Developmental Leadership Program; the drivers of global migration, finance and trade and how these processes shape national development; and how people in rich countries engage with global development issues, as part of the Gates Foundation's Aid Attitudes Tracker.
Current research projects involve fieldwork or data collection in Fiji, France, Germany, Jamaica, Myanmar, Rwanda, UK, and the US and uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, including survey data, network analysis, as well as experiments, text analysis, interviews and focus groups.
He has held grants from the ESRC, British Academy, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Leverhulme Trust.
David's work has been published in the Review of International Studies, Political Studies, Journal of International Development, and Conflict Management and Peace Science as well as the book Global Finance and Development.