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Name Reverend Professor Martin Gainsborough
Job title Professor of Development Politics
Department School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Bristol), MA, MSc, PhD(Lond)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Political Studies Association
Keywords Politics and development
Theology and politics
Church of England
Public theology
Areas of expertise My research is in the politics of development and the intersection between politics and theology. I am interested in bringing theological perspectives when considering the problems of politics and development. I studied at Londonís School of Oriental and African Studies, specialising on South East Asia, and Vietnam this was the basis of my PhD.

I have publishing in areas such as local politics, corruption, state enterprise reform, the politics of aid, and political change. I am still interested in development politics but work less on Vietnam due to my theological interests. I now combine my academic work with the post of Canon Theologian at Bristol Cathedral where I am responsible for its social justice work. My work as a priest, initially in inner city Bristol, has influenced the change in my research interests, broadening my thinking about development to include issues of poverty and marginality in the global north.
Media experience Fair amount of print journalism (interviews and op ed pieces), radio and TV work over the years.