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Prof Matt Baillie Smith


Department: Social Sciences

Before joining Northumbria University, Matt worked for an international development NGO, and he continues to work with international development organisations in the UK and the global South as part of his research and teaching. Matt has an MPhil in the Sociology and Politics of Development from Cambridge University and PhD in Sociology from Warwick University.

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Campus Address

Lipman Building 202
City Campus


  • Sociology PhD September 01 1994
  • Sociology MPhil September 01 1993
  • Politics BA (Hons) September 01 1990

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Rethinking Volunteering and Cosmopolitanism, Baillie Smith, M., Thomas, N., Hazeldine, S. 22 Sep 2019, In: Geopolitics
  • The Gendered Experiences of Local Volunteers in Conflicts and Emergencies, Cadesky, J., Baillie Smith, M., Thomas, N. 28 Jun 2019, In: Gender and Development
  • International Voluntary Health Networks (IVHNs). A social-geographical framework, Reid, B., Laurie, N., Smith, M. 1 Mar 2018, In: Health & Place
  • South-South volunteering and development, Baillie Smith, M., Laurie, N., Griffiths, M. Jun 2018, In: The Geographical Journal
  • Unsettling Geographies of Volunteering and Development, Laurie, N., Baillie Smith, M. 1 Mar 2018, In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • Civil society activists and vulnerability in South India: the relational politics of life history methods and development research, Baillie Smith, M., Jenkins, K. 8 Aug 2016, In: Social and Cultural Geography
  • Education, International Volunteering, and Citizenship: Young People’s Subjectivities and Geographies of Development, Baillie Smith, M., Laurie, N., Brown, E., Griffiths, M., Humble, D. Apr 2016, Geographies of Global Issues: Change and Threat, London, Springer
  • Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development, Skinner, A., Baillie Smith, M., Brown, E., Troll, T. Jul 2016
  • Global citizenship and development: from benevolence to global justice, Baillie Smith, M. 29 Jun 2016, The Palgrave Handbook of International Development, Basingstoke, Macmillan
  • IFRC Global Review of Volunteering Report, Hazeldine, S., Baillie Smith, M. 5 Dec 2015

PGR Supervision

  • Chidinma Azubuike Start: 20/10/2018
  • Madeleine Le Bourdon What kinds of global citizenship are produced by non-formal international education actors? A case study of CISV International Start: 23/03/2016
  • Robert Bowden Start: 01/10/2018
  • Bianca Fadel Start: 01/10/2017
  • Eleanor Seaver Start: 01/10/2016
  • Justine Carrion-Weiss Start: 01/10/2019
  • Philip Gibby Conceptualising the response of transnational non-governmental development organisations to the value for money agenda Start: 23/03/2016
  • Kate Mukungu Start: 23/05/2016


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