David Hudson is the Professorial Research Fellow in Politics and Development at the University of Birmingham (UK) and the Deputy Director of the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP). He has written widely on the politics of development, in particular on the role of coalitions, leadership and power in reform processes and how development actors can think and work politically; the drivers of global migration, finance and trade and how these processes shape national development; and how people in rich countries engage with global development issues, as part of the Gates Foundation’s Aid Attitudes Tracker. He is also actively involved with practitioners and policymakers, providing evaluations, design and policy advice, consultancy and training with donors and NGOs. His main research interests lie in the political economy of development: public engagement with global poverty, the international political economy of development finance, and the politics of development.
David has published in a range of journals, including the Journal of International Development, Political Studies, Contemporary Politics, and The International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning. He has also given evidence to the UK Parliament's International Development Committee.