I am a researcher and practitioner bringing substantial professional experience to academia. I held senior roles in the private sector before moving into international development where I helped form poverty reduction and civic participation strategies with African governments, donor agencies and consulting teams. I bring over 30 years of experience designing and delivering programmes, including research, grant writing and oversight, team building, monitoring and evaluation, and policy engagement. After building a charity to help people below the poverty line into work and self-employment, I joined academia to challenge gender and age inequality. I relish bridging theory with practice, brokering cooperation between sectors and stakeholders, and facilitating local leadership over programmes. For my charity's work, I was nominated for Woman of the Year in the Pioneer category by Red Magazine in 2015.
Areas of focus: social inequality, social norms, livelihoods, and violence against women and children (VAWC)
Methods: systematic reviews, meta-analysis, mixed methods, thematic analysis, community mobilisation, deliberative democracy