SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit


Chux Daniels is currently a Research Fellow in Science, Technology and Innovation. He is also a Teaching Fellow in Innovation Studies, both positions currently help at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), School of Business, Management and Economics (BMEc), University of Sussex, UK. He joined the University of Sussex in 2011. In addition to research and teaching, he supervises Doctoral researchers and MSc students, and co-convenes the Innovation Systems module at SPRU. He is the coordinator of SPRU's Africa Engagement Programme.

Alongside research and teaching, Chux is involved in active policy work and also provides consultancy positions. He is currently working with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in developing training modules for policymakers. In addition, he is currently working with the UNited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in developing Inclusive Technology and Innovation Policies. He is also involved in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the African Union Commission "Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa" (STISA-2024).

He is a Senior Associate Consultant at Technopolis and was a Lead Consultant for KPMG. He has also held the position of a Senior Research Associate at the University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park Corporation (UVI RTPark), providing consultancy services on research, technology and innovation, and public policy. His country experience include: the United Kingdom, Africa and MENA(Bostwana, Ghana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania), Asia-Pacific (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan), and the US Virgin Island.

On-going research projects:

  1. ESRC GCRF Inclusive Societies: How to link industrial and social innovation for inclusive development: lessons from tackling cancer care in Africa.
  2. Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC). This research brings together global actors to examine and research respective innovation systems to explore the future of innovation policy – its foundation, formulation and governance. Alongside SPRU, the founding research organisations to join the project are from Colombia, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and Finland.
  3. A Political Economy analysis of Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in Sub-Saharan Africa. This research is funded by IDRC, DFID and the South African NRF).

Chux is a visiting fellow at the University of Western Cape (UWC), South Africa; University of Pretoria, South Africa; TaSTI: Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Tampere, Finland; Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technology, Tomsk State University, Russia; and, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa.

His career spans a wide range of sectors that include ICT, management, international business and consultancy, energy and construction, and international development.

Social media: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chuxdaniels; Twitter @chuxdaniels


Current roles:

  • Research Fellow in Science, Technology, and Innovation
  • Teaching Fellow in Innovation Studies at SPRU
  • Co-convener: Innovation Systems Module at SPRU
  • Coordinator: SPRU's Africa Engagement Programme

Community and Business

Community: volunteering. Business: research and consultancy in science, technology, innovation and public policy


PhD (Science and Technology Policy Studies) at SPRU, University of Sussex; MBA (Strategic Management); MSc (Business Information Systems and Management); BSc (Agriculture)