Myles Wickstead was educated at St Andrews' University and New College Oxford. Most of his career has been spent in the Department for International Development and its predecessors and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He coordinated the 1997 White Paper 'Eliminating World Poverty: A Challenge for the 21st Century'; then represented the UK on the Board of the World Bank (and was simultaneously Counsellor, International Development at the British Embassy in Washington); was British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti from 2000 to 2004; and was Head of Secretariat to the Commission for Africa from 2004 to 2005. Myles has been Visiting Professor (International Relations) at the Open University since the end of 2005.
As Visiting Professor, Myles Wickstead's main research interest is in following up the recommendations of the Commission for Africa Report. He is developing the policy dimensions of research, and examining how the work of IDC and Innogen can feed into policy in higher education, health, science and technology in Africa.
Development Policy and Practice
Faculty of Maths, Computing and Technology
The Open University
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