Senior Lecturer in Development & Environment, King's College London


Geographer at King's College London.


Dr Andrew Brooks, King's College London

Dr Andrew Brooks

Lecturer in Development Geography

Department of Geography, King's College London Strand, London,WC2R 2LS

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Twitter: @DrABrooks


Dr Andrew Brooks has been a Lecturer in Development Geography since 2011. His teaching and research examines the changing geography of the global economy. He has researched the clothing sector through case studies which link the global North and South, as well as patterns of political change. Fieldwork has taken him to India, Papua New Guinea, and across Africa. Andrew is also an Editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies and research in Africa has included extensive investigations of markets and politics in Malawi and Mozambique as well as Chinese investment in Zambia.  

Previously, Andrew had been an undergraduate at King's and received a First Class BA degree as well as the Departmental Prize in Geography. He later worked for VSO for two years (2005-2006) as a social researcher in Papua New Guinea and on programme development in the UK. In 2007 he was awarded an ESRC 1+3  fully funded MSc and PhD studentship at the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Andrew's new book The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity was launched in May 2017, his first book Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes came out in 2015, both were published by Zed Books. Features on the BBC WebsiteBBC Radio 4the Guardian and the Globe and Mail have discussed the impact of Andrew's work.