Pauline Dixon is a Professor of International Development and the Co-Director of the Global Challenges Academy. She is Newcastle University’s lead for the Global Challenges Summit.
She has extensive experience working in Asia and Africa. Her major research interests are the theory of Austrian Economics, spontaneous order in economics, school choice, children’s literacy, giftedness and creativity. She also is involved in research that considers interdisciplinary issues around informal settlements including health, gender, water, sanitation and nutrition.
Pauline is the PI for the “Women in Development” Network within the Global Challenge Academy a member of the Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship, Wealth and Philanthropy (REWP). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A Member of the Peer Review College for the ESRC/UKRI. She has published three books and over 55 peer reviewed journal articles and chapters. She is currently a Co-Investigator on the £20 million UKRI GCRF Water Security Hub – India, Colombia, Ethiopia and Malaysia, Co-Investigator 2019-2020.