Professor Emma Crewe, Director has worked on international aid, development and politics since the late 1980s. She conducted the first ever ethnographies of the House of Lords (ESRC funded) and the British House of Commons (Leverhulme Research Fellowship).
Dr Richard Axelby (Programme Manager) is an anthropologist whose research has taken him from the grazing pastures of the Himalayas (a PhD on natural resource management, 2005) to the subterranean basement levels of the British Library tracing colonial scientific records (Axelby and Nair 2010) and around the U.K. looking at British identity and history for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. Together with Emma Crewe he has applied an anthropological perspective to the world of aid and international development (2013).
Mrs Beth Worku-Dix (Finance Officer) is a finance and project management professional with experience working in research organisations and in the areas of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, policy analysis, environmental issues, and energy.
Dr Jas Kaur (Communications Officer; Policy and Impact Officer) is an anthropologist whose research explores the relationship between politics and people in (post-) conflict societies, particularly with respect to the production, resistance and transformation of discourses of rights, representation and relationality in multi-cultural settings.