Dr George Byrne
In his role at the Hub, George is tasked with managing two international conventions in Colombia (2023) and Uganda (2024). Before this, he spent several years as a research consultant on projects relating to a broad range of development themes including gender, violence and justice, modern slavery, and labour rights. George’s PhD at the University of Sussex focused on power and identities in international development, particularly the position of Indigenous Peoples and the role of indigeneity in Climate Change negotiations. He has an MSc in Social Research Methods, an MA in International Relations, and a BA in Latin American Development Studies.
Areas of interestResearch ethics; decolonial and feminist methodologies; power and identities; participatory methods.
- Fluid Vulnerabilities: Narratives of Modern Slavery in India During Lockdown. Journal of Modern Slavery, 6, no. 2 (2021): 51-78.
- Matching People and Jobs to Hours: Drivers and Productivity Impacts of Under-employment. Pioneer Project Report. Portsmouth/Strathclyde: The Productivity Insights Network, 2021.
- Final Performance Evaluation of DFID’s What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme. DFID’s What Works to Prevent VAWG Programme, IMC Worldwide: Surrey, 2020
- ‘Making up’ Others? Ethnographic Encounters with Selection, Climate Change, and Being Indigenous. Doctoral Thesis (University of Sussex, UK), 2019.
- “Individual weakness to collective strength:(Re) creating the self as a ‘working-class academic’.” Journal of Writing in Creative Practice 12, no. 1-2 (2019): 131-150.