David Hulme is Executive Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute, and Head of the Institute for Development Policy and Management, both at the University of Manchester. He is also Chief Executive Officer of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre in the United Kingdom.
His nomination to the UNRISD Board was approved by ECOSOC in July 2013.
Mr. Hulme is also the founder of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, where he served as Director from 2000 to 2010. He has been visiting professor at BRAC University in Bangladesh, Institute of Developing Economies in Japan and at the University of Malawi. David did his PhD in Economic Geography from the James Cook University in Australia.