UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy

Dr Julius Mugwagwa

Dr Julius Mugwagwa

Lecturer in Innovation and Development


Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
4th Sep 2017

Research summary

Dr 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, Julius 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, Julius teaches on the STEaPP MPA in Development, Technology and Innovation Policy. 


Open University
PhD, Science and Technology Policy Studies | 2008
The University of Zimbabwe
MSc, Biotechnology | 1998
The University of Zimbabwe
BSc Hons, Biological Sciences | 1995