Professor of International Development
Rachel has more than 20 years of experience leading and delivering research and policy analysis projects in developing countries. She holds at PhD from the University of Manchester and has worked in numerous countries in Africa, the Middle East, South and South East Asia and the Pacific.
Rachel specialises in social protection, gender, conflict and fragility, food security, rural and urban livelihoods, rural development and agriculture. As Research Director of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium she led an interdisciplinary team of more than 80 qualitative and quantitative researchers exploring livelihoods, basic service delivery and governance in fragile and conflict-affected countries.
She has worked with a wide range of government and donor agencies, NGOs and international organisations including DFID, World Bank, UNICEF, FAO, WFP, IrishAid, NORAD, Concern Worldwide, CARE International, Oxfam and Save the Children.