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Mr Craig Walker

Craig Walker

Profile summary

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Polis, Phil, Econ, Dev, Geog
  • Development
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Professional biography

Before joining DPP, Craig worked in central government for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). While there he held a number of roles including working in private office for the Secretary of State and, his most recent job, working as a policy officer in the water quality team. This worked centred on developing a new national initiative to develop a decentralised approach to land and water management at catchment levels to improve water quality; as well as working on creating a strategy, for consultation, on tackling diffuse pollution from urban environments.

Craig received his Msc in development management from DPP at the Open University in May 2010, with a focus on development and war, and environment management.

- In 2012, Craig was awarded the first Robert Beevers Memorial Studentship to do his PhD. The studentship was made possible by a generous gift in the Will of Dr Robert Beevers, one of the OU's "founding fathers”

Research interests

Craig’s interests lie in post-war reconstruction; specifically issues of local ownership in peace-building and state-building interventions. His PhD will examine experiences in two case study countries of how public participation impacts on re-establishing and institutionalising non-violent social relations.


OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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