The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Simukai Chigudu is a DPhil candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford, where he holds a Hoffman-Weidenfeld Scholarship.
His academic background is eclectic having received training in Medicine at Newcastle University, Public Health at Imperial College London and African Studies at the University of Oxford.
He has previously worked and conducted research in Zimbabwe, Uganda, The Gambia, Tanzania and South Africa. Prior to taking up his studies at Oxford, he worked as a medical doctor for three years in the UK’s National Health Service.