Joshua Parker Allen
2023 Global Leadership Initiative
Josh is currently reading for a DPhil in International Development as an ESRC DTP Scholar. His research looks at the politics of scientific knowledge production in global health, and he conducted 9 months of ethnographic fieldwork on this topic in 2022, reflecting on who decides what, how, and why data gets produced, and what these politics mean for policymaking. Alongside his doctoral work, Josh writes for the think tank the New Diplomacy Project. Prior to his PhD, Josh did an MPhil in Development Studies, and a BA in Human Sciences, both at the University of Oxford. Between his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Josh worked at La Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia as a research assistant in development economics.