William Monteith

Lecturer in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. Formerly a researcher in IIED's Human Settlements research group in 2017

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Languages: English, English, French and Luganda


  • Inclusive urban development
  • Informal employment and 'decent work'
  • Ethnographic and participatory research
  • The social and cultural life of African cities

Before IIED

  • PhD in International Development at the University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • Research fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
  • Project manager at Pacific Dialogue in the Fiji Islands

Current work

  • Gender, work and welfare in the urban informal sector
  • Refugee and IDP participation in urban markets in Africa
  • Urban poverty reduction in South Asia