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Dr Julius Mugwagwa

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Development Policy and Governance
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Polis, Phil, Econ, Dev, Geog
  • Development
  • julius.mugwagwa

Professional biography

I combine my undergraduate and postgraduate training in biological sciences, biotechnology, business administration and science, technology and innovation studies to pursue theoretically-sound and policy relevant research into how resources, institutions and systems can be better understood and optimised. Sectors of interest include health and agricultural systems, pharmaceutical production and quality assurance, medicines control, health innovation, health policy and biotechnology/biosafety governance mechanisms in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe.

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Development Policy and Practice Research GroupGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Publications

Politics of Innovation and Development: the Role of Industry Associations in Integrating Political, Bureaucratic, Industrial and Health Systems in India and South Africa (2017)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius
Development Policy Review ((Early Access))
Private Sector Participation in Health Care in Zimbabwe: What’s the Value Added and Institutional Challenges? (2017)
Mugwagwa, Julius; Banda, Geoffrey and Chinyadza, Janeth
Journal of Healthcare Communications, 2(2) ((In Press))
To Lobby or to Partner? Investigating the Shifting Political Strategies of Biopharmaceutical Industry Associations in Innovation Systems of South Africa and India (2016-02)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
World Development, 78 (pp. 66-79)
National innovation systems and the intermediary role of industry associations in building institutional capacities for innovation in developing countries: a critical review of the literature (2015-10)
Watkins, Andrew; Papaioannou, Theo; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
Research Policy, 44(8) (pp. 1407-1418)
Innovating for public health: Towards harmonized medicines regulatory systems in Africa (2015-09-01)
Mugwagwa, Julius
International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development, 14(3) (pp. 163-177)
Industry associations, health innovation systems and politics of development: the cases of India and South Africa (2015-08)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius
Business and Politics, 17(2) (pp. 253-289)
Assessing the implementation and influence of policies that support research and innovation systems for health: the cases of Mozambique, Senegal, and Tanzania (2015-04-18)
Mugwagwa, Julius; Edwards, Daniel and de Haan, Sylvia
Health Research Policy and Systems, 13(21)
Innovative spending in health: what should money be spent on to make global health innovations more effective in developing countries? (2015)
Mugwagwa, Julius T.
BMJ Open, 5, Article 57(Suppl. 1)
Understanding development trajectories for biotechnology governance frameworks in sub-Saharan Africa: the policy kinetics model (2014-03)
Mugwagwa, Julius; King'Iri, Ann and Muraguri, Lois
International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 13(1) (pp. 37-52)
Revealing the footprint: supranational organisations and transnational governance of biotechnology in southern Africa (2013-03)
Mugwagwa, Julius
Regional Science Policy and Practice , 5(1) (pp. 135-148)
Revealing the footprint: supranational organizations andtransnational governance of biotechnology in southern Africa (2013-03)
Mugwagwa, Julius
Regional Science Policy and Practice, 5(1) (pp. 135-148)
An interdisciplinary and development lens on knowledge translation (2013)
Huzair, Farah; Borda-Rodriguez, Alexander; Upton, Mary and Mugwagwa, Julius
Science and Public Policy, 40(1) (pp. 43-50)
Governance of biotechnology in Africa: the challenge of reconciling interdependencies and differences (2012-11)
Mugwagwa, Julius and Makinde, Diran
Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 14(3) (pp. 71-84)
Multiple meanings, one objective: the case of biotechnology policy convergence in Africa (2012-11)
Mugwagwa, Julius
Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 14(3) (pp. 31-48)
To harmonise or not to harmonise? The case of cross-national biotechnology governance in Southern Africa (2011-09)
Mugwagwa, Julius
International Journal of Technology Management and Innovation, 6(3) (pp. 31-47)
Agricultural innovation and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tracing connections and missing links (2010)
Mugwagwa, Julius T.; Wamae, Watu and Outram, Simon M.
Journal of International Development, 22(3) (pp. 283-288)
Alone or together? Can cross-national convergence of biosafety systems contribute to food security in SSA? (2010)
Mugwagwa, Julius
Journal of International Development, 22(3) (pp. 352-366)
Global health social technologies: reflections on evolving theories and landscapes (2010)
Chataway, Joanna; Hanlin, Rebecca; Mugwagwa, Julius and Muraguri, Lois
Research Policy, 39(10) (pp. 1277-1288)
Collaboration in biotechnology governance: why should African countries worry about those among them that are technologically weak? (2009)
Mugwagwa, Julius
International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 8(3) (pp. 265-279)
Societal beliefs, scientific technologies and HIV/AIDS in Africa: facing the challenge of integrating local communities in Kenya and Zimbabwe (2009)
Kilonzo, Susan M. and Mugwagwa, Julius T.
International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 8(3) (pp. 249-264)
Industry Associations and the Changing Politics of Making Medicines in South Africa (2015-12-09)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
In: Mackintosh, Maureen; Banda, Geoffrey; Tibandebage, Paula and Wamae, Watu eds. Making Medicines in Africa: the Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health. International Political Economy (pp. 261-277)
ISBN : 9781137571335 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
Pharmaceutical Standards in Africa: The Road to Improvement and Their Role in Technological Capability Upgrading (2015-12)
Banda, Geoffrey; Mugwagwa, Julius; Ndomondo-Sigonda, Margareth and Kale, Dinar
In: Mackintosh, Maureen; Banda, Geoffrey; Wamae, Watu and Tibandebage, Paula eds. Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health (pp. 224-242)
ISBN : 978113754670 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
The Role of the Product Development Partnership as a Translational Mechanism for Delivering Health Solutions in Low-Resource Settings (2013)
Mugwagwa, Julius; Hanlin, Rebecca; Chataway, Jo and Muraguri, Lois
In: Mittra, James and Milne, Christopher-Paul eds. Translational Medicine: The Future of Therapy (pp. 233-256)
ISBN : 978-981-4316-99-6 | Publisher : Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd
Socio-economic impact of GMOs on African consumers (2009-04)
Mugwagwa, Julius T. and Rutivi, Cathy
In: Buntzel, Rudolf ed. Genetic Engineering and Food Sovereignty: Reader on Studies and Experiences (pp. 55-66)
Publisher : Church Development Service (EED) | Published : Bonn, Germany
Building the case for systems of health innovation in Africa (2009-02)
Chataway, Joanna; Chaturvedi, Kalpana; Hanlin, Rebecca; Mugwagwa, Julius; Smith, James and Wield, David
In: Kalua, Fetson; Awotedu, Abolade; Kamwanja, Leonard and Saka, John eds. Science, Technology and Innovation for Public Health in Africa (pp. 7-52)
ISBN : 9781920550080 | Publisher : NEPAD Office of Science and Technology | Published : Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Ever-changing policy context: the one stable threat to biotech governance in Africa? (2009)
Mugwagwa, Julius
In: Lyall, Catherine; Papaioannou, Theo and Smith, James R. eds. The Limits to Governance: The Challenge of Policy-Making for the New Life Sciences (pp. 171-190)
ISBN : 978-0-7546-7508-2 | Publisher : Ashagate | Published : Farnham, UK
Technological trends and opportunities to combat diseases of the poor in Africa (2009)
Chataway, J.; Chaturvedi, K.; Hanlin, R.; Mugwagwa, J.; Wield, D. and Smith, J.
In: Kalua, Fetson; Awotedu, Abolade; Kamwanja, Leonard and Saka, John eds. Science, Technology and Innovation for Public Health in Africa (pp. 53-93)
ISBN : 1-920550-08-9 | Publisher : NEPAD Office of Science and Technology | Published : Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
Agricultural biotechnology in southern Africa: A regional synthesis (2005)
Mnyulwa, Doreen and Mugwagwa, Julius
In: Omamo, Steven Were and von Grebmer, Klaus eds. Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Security in Southern Africa (pp. 13-36)
ISBN : 0-89629-737-3 | Publisher : International Food Policy Research Institute | Published : Washington DC/Harare
Politics of Innovation and Development: the Role of Industry Associations in Integrating Political, Industrial and Health Systems in India and South Africa (2016-03-21)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius
In : 66th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference: Politics and the Good Life (21-23 March 2016, Brighton, UK)
Industry Associations and the Politics of Making Medicines in South Africa (2016)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
In : 28th SASE Annual Meeting: Moral Economies, Economic Moralities (24-26 June 2016, University of California Berkeley)
Why Industry Associations Matter for Healthcare Industries in Emerging Countries: Evidence from the Indian Biotechnology and Medical Device Industries (2015-09-23)
Kale, Dinar; Watkins, Andrew; Papaioannou, Theo and Mugwagwa, Julius
In : 13th Globelics International Conference (23-25 September 2015, Havana, Cuba)
To lobby or to partner? Explaining the shifting political strategies of biopharmaceutical industry associations in South Africa and India (2014-09)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
In : Development Studies Association Annual Conference 2014 (01 November 2014, London)
National innovation systems, developing countries, and the role of intermediaries: a critical review of the literature (2014-07)
Watkins, Andrew; Papaioannou, Theo; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius
In : 15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS) (27-30 July 2014, Jena, Germany )
The role of industry associations in health innovation and politics of development: the cases of South Africa and India (2014-07)
Papaioannou, Theo; Kale, Dinar; Mugwagwa, Julius and Watkins, Andrew
In : 15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS) (27–30 July 2014, Jena, Germany)
Systems of health innovation in Africa: policy lessons from home and abroad (2010)
Mugwagwa, Julius; Hanlin, Rebecca; Iluyemi, Adesina; Chataway, Jo; Wield, David and Smith, James
In : Second Science with Africa Conference (23 - 25 June 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Reconciling multiple interests in policy making: the case of biotechnology and agricultural innovation in Africa (2010)
Wamae, Watu and Mugwagwa, Julius
In : Second Science with Africa Conference (23 - 25 June, 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa: An Evidence Brief (2017-07-07)
Mackintosh, Maureen; Mugwagwa, Julius; Banda, Geoffrey and Tunguhole, Jires
German Health Practice Collection (GHPC), Berlin.
Open University Submission : House of Commons International Development Select Committee : Inquiry into Health System Strengthening (2014-05)
Mackintosh, Maureen and Mugwagwa, Julius
Houses of Parliament, London, UK.
Building the Case for National Systems of Health Innovation (2007-01)
Chataway, Jo; Chaturvedi, Kalpana; Hanlin, Rebecca; Mugwagwa, Julius; Smith, James and Wield, David
ESRC Innogen Centre, UK.
Technological Trends and Opportunities to Combat Diseases of the Poor in Africa: A Background Policy Paper prepared for NEPAD in advance of the AMCOST meeting and the African Union Summit (2007)
Chataway, Joanna; Chaturvedi, Kalpana; Hanlin, Rebecca; Mugwagwa, Julius; Smith, James and Wield, David
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), UK.

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