Department of Social Sciences

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  • Dr Patrick Strefford

    Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations, Kyoto Sangyo University

    Patrick Strefford has joined Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society (GPES) as visiting research fellow.

    Patrick’s current research concentrates on the socio-political and economic transition of Myanmar and the role of the International Donor Community. The focus of his research project is on ODA donor’s technical cooperation for capacity building to support Myanmar’s political, social and economic transition. This research project is funded by a three-year grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences.

    Dr Strefford has written extensively on Japan’s ODA and Myanmar and will use his research position at Oxford Brookes University to investigate the UK’s development efforts with respect to Myanmar and compare the UK and Japan.