SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

Biography

Chux Daniels, PhD is currently a Research Fellow in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), 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.

His on-going research projects include:

  1. 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).
  2. ESRC-funded GCRF Inclusive Societies: How to link industrial and social innovation for inclusive development: lessons from tackling cancer care in Africa. Countries involved: Kenya, Tanzania, India, and United Kingdom. Project focus: innovations in healthcare in Africa and beyond.
  3. 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.
  4. Transformative Innovation and 4th Industrial Revolution

Alongside research and teaching, Chux is involved in active STI policy work. He has in recent years provided STI policy research and services to organisations that include: the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UNited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the World Bank. His services to the African Union Commission include the development of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework for the continental "Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa" (STISA-2024), research, training and capacity building.

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. In 2017 and 2018, he worked with South African government in developing the country's White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation. He is currently working with the Government of Kenya in developing the country's STI policy.

Chux is a visiting fellow at various research, academic and policy instiutions, including the University of Pretoria, 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

Role

Current roles:

  • Research Fellow in Science, Technology, and Innovation
  • 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

Qualifications

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