Researcher Profile

Joanna Wheeler

Joanna Wheeler

Institute of Development Studies,
University of Sussex
Falmer, BN1 9RE

Tel: +44 (0) 1273 915734



Joanna was the Research Manager for the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability for four years, and is now a research fellow on the Power, Participation and Social Change team at the Institute of Development Studies. Joanna’s key areas of expertise are citizenship, gender, and rights-based approaches, developed through participatory research and evaluation experience. She has completed extensive research on urban poverty and policy, including in-depth analysis on patterns of social exclusion in low-income communities in Latin America. Her Dphil, completed at the IDS, focused on citizenship, participation, and violence in Rio de Janeiro.


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