Dr John Watson

International Development Department
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dissertation supervisor

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International Development Department
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr John Watson is a lecturer and consultant in international development policy and projects within the Department of International Development.


  • MA Geography Cambridge 1974
  • PhD Cambridge 1974


John worked in Government service from 1966-67 (volunteer, Tanzania) and 1971-74 (Zambia).  He was a lecturer in rural development, International Development Department, Birmingham 1977 – 2006 and worked part-time thereafter.  John has teaching experience in development planning and projects; consultancy experience in east and central Africa, India, the Caribbean, eastern Europe and most recently south-east Asia. He currently holds a honorary post and is an associate of IDD.


Currently dissertation supervision.

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Supervision of dissertations.

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