James Smith is Professor of African and Development Studies and Vice Principal - International at the University of Edinburgh. He was originally trained in geography and environmental science at the University of Dundee and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
His research focuses on the relationships science, technology and international development, particularly in Africa. His current research is examining the evolution of networks of research, control and treatment of sleeping sickness in both humans and animals in sub-Saharan Africa.
Professor of African and Development Studies, University of Edinburgh
University of the Witwatersrand, PhD (Rural Development)
University of the Witwatersrand, MSc (Development Geography)
University of Dundee, MA Hons (Geography and Environmental Science)
Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk, Zed Books
The Limits to Governance, Ashgate
Science, Technology and Development, Zed Books
Grants and Contracts
Investigating Networks of Zoonosis Innovation
European Research Council
Policy Innovation Systems for Clean Energy Sustainability