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Ann Whitehead  
Rachel Sabates-Wheeler  

Ron Skeldon


Richard Black

Professor Ann Whitehead (Sussex,UK), A.Whitehead@sussex.ac.uk

Ann Whitehead is the coordinator of all work under theme 1. She is an anthropologist with a long term interest in socioeconomic and agrarian change and a specialist in gender and development issues. She has written widely on gender and poverty issues in Africa, with a more recent focus on women and land tenure. She has undertaken long term empirical work in Ghana in communities with high levels of long term labour migration and has published work on socioeconomic change and poverty, household livelihood strategies and inter-generational and gender relations in that area. She has also acted as adviser on gender, poverty and development for the World Bank, UNCTAD and UNRISD > Sussex profile

Dr Rachel Sabates-Wheeler (IDS, UK), r.sabates-wheeler@ids.ac.uk

Rachel Sabates-Wheeler is a development economist and Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. Her special expertise in Albania and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe has focused on the economic, social and gender implications of post-socialist transition for the rural sector. She is also a poverty trainer for DFID under the PRSP initiative > IDS profile


Professor Ron Skeldon (Sussex, UK), R.Skeldon@sussex.ac.uk

Ron Skeldon is a geographer and demographer with a long experience of research on migration issues in developing countries. He has helped produce methodologies for survey design on child labour in the Asian region for ILO. Aside his teaching at the University of Sussex he also has a Visiting Professorship at the University of Singapore and a range of external research activities > Sussex profile


Professor Richard Black (Sussex, UK), r.black@sussex.ac.uk

Richard Black is a geographer and Director of the DRC. His work focuses on the study of international migration, including forced migration and post-conflict return, and related social and economic transformations. He is also co-editor of the leading international interdisciplinary journal in refugee studies, the Journal of Refugee Studies, published by Oxford University Press > Sussex profile

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