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LSE Fellow in Qualitative Research Methodology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Edward Ademolu is a postdoctoral fellow in Qualitative Research Methodology in the Department of Methodology. Before joining LSE, he completed a PhD in Development Policy and Management (International Development) at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute (GDI), where is also an Honorary Research Fellow. He is an interdisciplinary social scientist and qualitative methodologist with particular interest in the fields of International Development, Diaspora and Media Representations

Edward’s research agenda is broadly in the areas of International Development, NGO communications, media representations, 'identity' and Diaspora. Particularly, how different communities understand and participate in International Development via NGO communications. Methodologically, he is interested in qualitative research methodologies for the Social Sciences.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, LSE


  • 2018 
    The University of Manchester, PhD Development Policy & Management


  • 2020
    ‘An outward sign of an inward grace’: how African diaspora religious identities shape their understandings of and engagement in international development, Identities
  • 2019
    Youth transitions: mobility and the travel intentions of 12–20 year olds, Reading, UK, Children's Geographies
  • 2019
    Who Gets to Talk About NGO Images of Global Poverty?, Photography and Culture
  • 2019
    Seeing and Being the Visualised 'Other': Humanitarian Representations and hybridity in African Diaspora identities, Identities

Professional Memberships

  • Development Studies Association