Ahmed Badreldin

PhD Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Global Risk and Resilience

Research Supervision:Yes

Ahmed joined the GSI in 2018 as a PhD Researcher, within the Global Risk and Resilience research theme. His research interests centre around the obstacles to sustainable development emerging from Neoliberalism and globalization. Ahmed's studies are focused on developing a research methodology and a diagnostic tool capable of assessing the structural stability of different countries.



Ahmed completed his Masters of Philosophy in Economics at the University of Newcastle in Australia. His Master’s thesis focused on neoliberalism and globalization and their impact on shaping Egypt’s developmental strategies and structural impediments to sustainable development. While conducting his research in Australia, Ahmed managed to publish one academic journal article and a book chapter, which was awarded the ‘International Award for Excellence’ from the Global Studies Journal as well as the ‘Graduate Scholar Award’ from the Common Grounds Publishing. Before moving to Australia, he had earned a Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

Research interests

Ahmed's interests centre around the impact of neoliberalism and globalization in creating obstacles to sustainable development. His doctoral research will focus specifically on structural impediments to sustainable development, and their implications for global risk and resilience. His thesis aims to contribute to the ongoing research on strengthening global peacekeeping and conflict prevention through developing a mechanism to detect early signs of unrest.


MPhil (Economics) - University of Newcastle, Australia

MBA Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Graduate Certificate of Business Research - University of Newcastle, Australia

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment - Hunter TAFE, Australia

BAcc (English Section) - Ains Shams University, Egypt

Selected recent publications

MPhil thesis

Badreldin, Ahmed (2018) Neoliberal globalization and Egypt’s modern political economy – Strategies and impediments to sustainable development. MPhil thesis, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Book chapters

Structural Impediments to Sustainable Development in Australia and Its Asia-Pacific Region. In M. Hossain, R. Hales, and T. Sarker (Eds.), Pathways to a Sustainable Economy: Bridging the Gap between Paris Climate Change Commitments and Net Zero Emissions (pp. 43-57). Springer International Publishing, 2018.

Journal articles

Badreldin, Ahmed, 2015. Energy Crisis Keeps Egypt on the Wrong Side of Capitalism. The Global Studies Journal, 8(4), 1-18.

Recent presentations and conferences

Structural Impediments to Sustainable Development in Australia and Its Asia-Pacific Region at Pathway to a sustainable economy conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, 29th of November, 2016.