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Dr. Kevin Deane

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in International Development
  • Department: Economics, Intl Relations & Development

General information

Kevin is a Senior Lecturer in International Development based in the Economics, International Relations and Development subject group. He gained his PhD in Economics in 2013 from SOAS, University of London. This was an interdisciplinary PhD, co-supervised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Kevin's educational background is primarily in development studies and economics, though his research draws upon other disciplines such as political economy, public health and epidemiology.

Kevin is also the Course Leader for International Development (Single Honours and Joint Honours)

Other responsibilities and positions:

  • Member of Faculty of Business and Law School Research Ethics Committee
  • Co-curator of FBL Film Series


Kevin has been nominated by his students in the category of ‘Outstanding Lecturer of the Year’ and ‘Support Staff of the year’ in the 2015-16 University of Northampton Student Teaching and Representation Awards, ‘Outstanding Lecturer of the Year’ and ‘Support Staff of the year’ in the 2014-15 University of Northampton Student-led teaching awards, and ‘Outstanding Lecturer of the Year’ in the 2013-14 University of Northampton Student-led teaching awards.

He is also co-editing, with Dr Elisa Van Waeyenberge of SOAS, a new book titled 'Recharting the History of Economic Thought' that will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book is aimed at second and third year undergraduate students, and presents the ideas of different economists in a thematic, rather than chronological, way. This will be published in 2018.

He is a member of Reteaching Economics, a network of UK economics academics committed to promoting pluralist economics teaching, and co-working group coordinator for the Teaching Political Economy working group, International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE).

Current teaching (16/17 academic year)


  • Module leader: Alternative Economic Perspectives, Political Economies of International Development
  • Contributing Lecturer: The Political Economy of Development, Major Organisations in the International Order


  • Module Leader: The History of Economic Thought
  • Contributing lecturer: Development Economics, Development and Change in the Global South, The Developing World, Ideas and Actors in International Development, Introduction to Key Economic Thinkers

Previous modules taught on


  • Module Leader: The Political Economy of East Africa


  • Contributing Lecturer: The Sociology of Health, International Economics, International Development: Social and Cultural Issues and Debates, Sociology Field Module, Research Methods


  • PhD second supervisor, project working title ‘Slum Upgrading and the Rental Housing Sector A study of landlord-tenant relations in Lagos slums’
  • Undergraduate dissertation supervision (approximately 5-10 students per academic year)


Kevin’s research interests relate to the political economy of HIV/AIDS and health more generally, internal migration and population mobility, value chains, and qualitative research methods. His research draws on a range of disciplines including Development Studies, Political Economy, Sociology, Public Health and Epidemiology, and is focused primarily on Eastern and Southern Africa.

Recent research activities include the publication of a special issue of the Review of African Political Economy on ‘The Political Economy of HIV’ in September 2015 which Kevin co-edited with Deborah Johnston and Matteo Rizzo, as well as articles published in Qualitative Research and Global Public Health.

Kevin was awarded a British Academy/ Leverhulme Small Grants Award of £10,000 to continue his research on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The grant funded a fieldwork trip to Tanzania to work on a project that aims to explore attitudes towards HIV testing amongst wealthy men in collaboration with Dr Joyce Wamoyi and John Changalucha of the National Institute of Medical Research, Tanzania. The fieldtrip was conducted in February-March 2017, so the project is now in the data analysis phase.

Kevin is willing to supervise PhD students who want to work on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa from an International Development, Economic and General Social Science perspective.

Recent conference presentations:

  • Member of Conference Organising Committee, Association of Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV UK (ASSHH-UK) Conference, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London 20 June 2016
  • Deane, K, van Waeyenberge, E and R. Maxwell, “Student experiences of being introduced to alternative economic approaches”, IIPPE 2015, Leeds September2015
  • Deane, K, Johnston, D and S. Stevano, “Living with HIV (or Working with HIV): Employers Responses”, ASSHH 2015 Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa July 2015
  • Mwombeki, C and K. Deane, “A Women’s Economic Empowerment programme that actually economically empowers women: An overview of a novel entrepreneurial training and mentoring programme for Women Living with HIV in Mwanza City, Tanzania”, ASSHH 2015 Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa July 2015
  • Deane, K, “Rationality, wealth and HIV – are the wealthy more likely to take a HIV test?: Some reflections on evidence from the Tanzanian HIV/AIDS indicator surveys”, Inaugural Northampton Business School Research Conference, University of Northampton, June 18th, 2015
  • Deane, K, E. Van Waeyenberge, I. Negru and A. Kaltenbrunner, Teaching Political Economy: Challenges and Reflections, roundtable discussion panel, IIPPE 2014, Naples, Italy September 2014
  • Rai, T, H. Ward and K. Deane, “Reassessing the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk”, poster presented at the XXVIII IUSTI Europe congress on ‘Migration, recreation, and sexual health’, Malta September 2014
  • Deane, K (2014), “Is fish-for-sex a special case? Mobility, local value chains and HIV risk”, STRIVE Webinar, October 2014
  • Deane, K, “Mobility, local value chains and HIV risk: Is fish-for-sex a special case?”, Poster presented at the AIDS conference 2014, Melbourne, Australia July 2014
  • Deane, K, “Exploring the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk: Insights from interdisciplinary PhD fieldwork in Tanzania”, Africa Research Day, University of London April 2013
  • Deane, K and S. Stevano, “Does the Role of Research Assistants Matter in the Research Process and Outcomes?: Reflections from qualitative fieldwork in Tanzania and Mozambique”, LCSS PhD Conference 2013: Methodological Choices and Challenges, Kings College, London April 2013
  • Deane K.D, “The Central Problem of Social Theory: Structure, Agency and HIV Prevention”, 1st International HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference, Durban ICC. Durban, South Africa June 2011


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  1. Deane, K. D., Stevano, S. and Johnston, D. (2018) Employers’ responses to the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa: revisiting the evidence. Development Policy Review. 1467-7679. (In Press)


  1. Deane, K. D., Ngalya, P. S., Boniface, L., Bulugu, G. and Urassa, M. (2017) Exploring the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk: evidence from Tanzania. Global Public Health. 13(2), pp. 173-188. 1744-1692.
  2. Deane, K. D., van Waeyenberge, E. and Maxwell, R. (2017) Recharting the History of Economic Thought: approaches to and student experiences of the introduction of pluralist teaching in an undergraduate economics curriculum. International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education. 1757-5648. (Accepted)


  1. Deane, K. D. and Stevano, S. (2016) Towards a political economy of the use of research assistants: reflections from fieldwork in Tanzania and Mozambique. Qualitative Research. 16(2), pp. 213-228. 1468-7941.


  1. Johnston, D., Deane, K. D. and Rizzo, M. (2015) Editorial: The political economy of HIV. Review of African Political Economy. 42(145), pp. 335-341. 0305-6244.
  2. Deane, K. D. and Wamoyi, J. (2015) Revisiting the economics of transactional sex: evidence from Tanzania. Review of African Political Economy. 42(145), pp. 437-454. 0305-6244.
  3. Long, D. and Deane, K. D. (2015) Wealthy and healthy? New evidence on the relationship between wealth and HIV vulnerability in Tanzania. Review of African Political Economy. 42(145), pp. 376-393. 0305-6244.


  1. Deane, K. D., Johnston, D. and Parkhurst, J. O. (2013) Migration as a tool in development policy: caution ahead? The Journal of Development Studies. 49(6), pp. 759-771. 0022-0388.


  1. Deane, K. D., Parkhurst, J. O. and Johnston, D. (2010) Linking migration, mobility and HIV. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 15(12), pp. 1458-1463. 1360-2276.
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