Stephen Devereux

Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

Stephen Devereux is a development economist working on food security, famine, rural livelihoods, social protection and poverty reduction issues. His research experience has been mainly in eastern and southern Africa.

He works at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, where he is the founder and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection. He holds the NRF–Newton Fund (SA-UK) Research Chair in Social Protection for Food Security, affiliated to the DST–NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Institute for Social Development at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, University of Sussex