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Dr Richard Sidebottom

Dr Richard Sidebottom

Course Convenor of 'Development Issues in Sub- Saharan Africa' Option Course

Departments and Institutes

Centre of Development Studies:

Research Interests

Richard Sidebottom is a researcher at the Centre of Development Studies at Cambridge University. His research interests include the Political Economy of Development and markets, Innovation in Agricultural Commodity chains and Sustainable Development solutions in the cotton sector in Africa. 

He is an affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies. Richard teaches on two Development studies MPhil papers Paper 2: Institutions and Development and Paper 43: Development Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also lectures for the Undergraduate Paper 17: Land policy and Development economics in Land Economy and is a member of the Tutor panel at the Institute of Continuing Education where he will be teaching the Sustainable development in theory and practice paper for the Undergraduate Certificate in International Development I in January, 2015.

Richard holds a PhD and MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Finance from London Business School and an MA & BA in History and Economics from the University of Oxford. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets most of which as an Emerging Markets fund manager in London and Singapore.


  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Development Studies