Theodoros Papaioannou



Theo received a BA in Politics and International Studies from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens, followed by an MA and DPhil in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex. Since the year 2000 he has worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Brighton and has taught at London South Bank University and the University of London. He has also advised research and development policy organisations in Central and Eastern Europe and South East Asia. Theo joined the Development Policy and Practice Group (DPP) and the Innovation, Knowledge and Development Centre (IKD)  in October 2005.

Current work

He is currently Head of DPP and Deputy Director of IKD. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Brighton. Theo is an active member of the following professional associations: Political Studies Association (PSA) and Development Studies Association (DSA).

Public policy and political theory

Theo’s work is in the areas of public policy and political theory with a specific focus on innovation and development. His current research interests are both disciplinary and interdisciplinary. They include: innovation and global social justice; science, technology, equality and development; political theory and development; industry associations and technological innovation; democratic governance of new life sciences; innovation systems and intellectual property rights; ethico-political foundations of technological innovation and international development.

Theo is keen to supervise PhD students in these areas.

TD223 International Development

Theo is currently member of the presentation team of TD223 International Development: Making Sense of Changing World a new undergraduate course in Environment, Development and International Studies. In the past he chaired TU870 Capacities for Managing Development a postgraduate course in the Masters programme on Development Management and was also part of the production team of the Masters level Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility (W822).

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