Global Governance Institute


Julius Mugwagwa

Julius Mugwagwa is Associate Professor in Innovation & Development at the UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). He also leads on the GGI Global Health cluster.

Dr Julius Mugwagwa is an interdisciplinary academic whose passion is research and teaching on the governance and development implications of technologies and innovations. His most recent research endeavours - which included developing and deploying concepts such as 'policy kinetics', 'policy gridlocks' and 'innovative spending' - have focused particularly on technologies and innovations in health care and agricultural systems in low and middle income countries. 

He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Business Administration from the University of Zimbabwe, and a PhD in Technology (Biotechnology) Innovation and Regulation from The Open University, United Kingdom. Before joining STEaPP, Dr Mugwagwa researched 'cross-national technology governance' in Africa with a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, 'innovative spending in health' with an ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship, and served as a Lecturer in Development Policy and Governance at The Open University. An avid and creative innovation systems scholar, Dr Mugwagwa teaches on STEaPP's MPA in Development, Technology and Innovation Policy.