Heather Marquette is Reader in Development Politics in the International Development Department, University of Birmingham. A political scientist by training, she has extensive international experience in research, policy advice, consultancy and training on the politics of development, governance, corruption, political analysis, and aid policy.
Her research includes work on Afghanistan, Ghana, India, Kenya and Nigeria. Her work has been published in Third World Quarterly, Political Studies, and Public Administration & Development, among others, and she is the author ofCorruption, Politics and Development: The Role of the World Bank (Palgrave Macmillan).
Heather is also Academic Director of GSDRC (formerly known as the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre). GSDRC is a research and knowledge management centre specialising in governance, social development, humanitarian and conflict issues. It is funded primarily by DFID, AusAID and the European Commission, as well as the World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNDP, NORAD and others.