• Alumna Emily Hedin with Jesús Valencia Silva. Together they founded Building Dignity, a non-profit organisation in Lima. Photo: Nicholas Ciorogan

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    Students often point to the networks they form and the friendships they make while at ODID as one of the great strengths of their courses.


    Graduates of the department pursue a wide range of careers after completing their studies – in international organisations, government agencies, the private sector, INGOs and social enterprises, or as academics in universities and research institutions across the world. Many also continue to further study.

    Find out more about what some of our students are doing now and what they valued about their time at ODID.

    Browse Alumni Profiles

    Johanna Wallin

    Assistant Consultant Cross-Cutting, Oxford Policy Management Ltd
    MPhil in Development Studies
    2013 - 15

    Kuumuori John Ganle

    Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Ghana
    MPhil in Development Studies
    2008 - 10

    Kaushal Kishore Vidyarthee

    Office of the Vice President, Indian National Congress
    MPhil in Development Studies
    2006 - 08

    Hannah Morris

    Head of Strategic Partnerships, WaterAid Sweden
    MPhil in Development Studies
    2004 - 07

    Tayeb Noorbhai

    Co-founder, Totohealth Tanzania & Silverleaf Academy
    MPhil in Development Studies
    2007 - 09

    Emily Hedin

    Founder and Director, Building Dignity
    MPhil in Development Studies
    2009 - 11