James’ experience of research, doctoral supervision and publication span the following:
Agrarian change and rural development
Development finance and impact evaluation
Wellbeing and poverty assessment
The political economy of international development
He is particularly interested in the interaction between them.
Recent research has entailed field work in Ethiopia, India, Malawi and Peru. He has also undertaken a wide range of teaching and management roles, and is currently Director of Studies for the Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice, Head of the International Development Group, an advisor to Gorta Self Help Africa, and a trustee of INTRAC.