The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Jonas Heirman's research at QEH is focused on understanding how international involvement impacts public policy and governance systems in partner countries. His dissertation focuses on the cases of agriculture research and agriculture marketing in Ghana, and is being conducted through a multi-level analysis of policy processes, policy networks, and political economies. In addition to the D.Phil. programme, Jonas is actively involved in organising and developing the Future of Work Research Programme at Green Templeton College (http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/academic/research-centres/fow.html).