Mahrukh Doctor joined the lecturing staff in January 2006 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently, she is Research Lead and Deputy REF Lead in the School of Politics and International Studies. Previously, she was Director of Learning and Teaching/Education Lead for the Department of Politics (previously the School of Law and Politics), and TEF Lead for Politics.
Previous positions include the Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe/Bologna Center, the Centre for Brazilian Studies, St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford, University of Reading, and the World Bank. She has also spent time as a visiting academic at the University of Sao Paulo, Federal Fluminense University and the Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe.
Mahrukh's main research interests are in the field of international political economy and comparative political economy. She has a special interest in development policy, trade and industry, infrastructure (ports), foreign policy analysis and regionalism in Latin America, with a particular focus on Brazil.
She has published on Brazilian business-state relations, Brazilian foreign policy in the context of Emerging Powers, and EU-Mercosur negotiations / relations.