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Phil Woodhouse is Professor in the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester, and lead researcher for collaborative research project ‘[Studying African Farmer-Led Irrigation (SAFI)’](http://www.safi-research.org/who-we-are/ ""), funded by the [DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme.](http://www.degrp.squarespace.com/ "")
After training as an agricultural scientist at Oxford (BA) and Reading (PhD), Philip Woodhouse worked in Mozambique for eight years for the National Agronomy Research Institute and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Since returning to the UK he has been based first at the Open University and subsequently at Manchester. He has undertaken research in a number of countries in Francophone West Africa, southern Africa, and East Africa. He has also collaborated on research in Brazil.
Philip Woodhouse was Head of the Institute for Development Policy and Management from 2003 to 2006. He served as a sub-panel member for Development Studies in the RAE 2008 (Research Assessment Exercise) and for Anthropology and Development Studies in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) organised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).