Curriculum Vitae

Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Surrey
April 2017 - Present (UK)
Conduct research on the identity and well-being of refugee, migrant and diaspora groups in the UK. Teach Intergroup Relations and Social Psychology with Research Methods.

Research Consultant, M&C Saatchi World Service
March 2018 - April 2018 (UK)
Analysed results of a quantitative survey in Ethiopia, as part of a multi-media campaign designed to empower girls and women. Wrote 50-page evaluation report.

Research Consultant, IREX 
January 2018 - May 2018 (UK)
Designed an evaluation of a media capacity building project intended to improve the quality and professionalism of the independent Syrian media.

Guest Teacher, London School of Economics
November 2016 - June 2017 (UK)
Taught Health Communication and supervised the dissertations of 15 LSE Master's students.

Research Consultant, BBC Media Action
October 2016 (UK)
Conducted an evaluation of a maternal and child health project in Ethiopia. Assessed whether the project successfully contributed to a shift in social norms around birth and birth preparedness. Analysed interview data with mothers, mothers-in-law, fathers and health extensions workers. Wrote evaluation report.

Research Consultant, Internews
June 2016 (South Sudan)
Conducted a content analysis of health reporting in South Sudan to inform the design of health journalism training. Led workshop session for journalists.  

Quantitative Research Advisor (Consultant), M&C Saatchi World Services
April 2015 - October 2015 (UK)
Provided strategic input into a DFID project in the Democratic Republic of Congo designed to economically empower adolescent girls and young women. Advised on quantitative research design, measures of economic empowerment, and analysis of secondary data from the Demographic and Health Survey

Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant, Thomson Reuters Foundation
February 2015 - March 2015 (Italy) / April 2017 - June 2017 (UK)
Managed the impact evaluation of a journalism training programme for international journalists, funded by the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD.) Responsible for research design, implementation, analysis and reporting.

Research Consultant, BBC Media Action
January 2015 - March 2015 (UK)
Provided strategic input into BBC Media Action's monitoring, evaluation and reporting strategy for the health component of a £90 million, five-year strategic grant from DFID.
Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant, Thomson Reuters Foundation
July 2014 - December 2017 (UK)
Managed evaluation of a three-year pan-African journalism training and media capacity building project with training hubs in South Africa, Uganda, Senegal and Tunisia, designed to to improve reporting on illicit financial flows and the oil industry. Responsible for research design, training of African research consultants, fieldwork management, analysis and reporting.

Senior Research Manager (Consultant), InterMedia
September 2012 - March 2014 (UK)
Managed two surveys in Chad and Niger for a USAID peace-building project. Responsible for survey design, staff management, fieldwork implementation, analysis and reporting.
Also conducted analysis and reporting of survey data from Burkina Faso, and provided fieldwork oversight, analysis and reporting of focus groups on mobile money in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Research Manager, BBC Media Action
July 2010 - August 2012 (UK & Bangladesh)
Led cross-cutting research on maternal and child health in India, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Afghanistan for a £90 million, five-year strategic grant from DFID. Oversaw qualitative formative research and designed quantitative baseline surveys.

Designed and managed research in Cambodia and Bangladesh to inform project design and assess the impact of projects on health, governance and education – including a £14 million DFID project which made English learning accessible to 24 million Bangladeshis through mobiles, TV and newspapers. Supervised a team of six full-time researchers. Oversaw implementation of depth interviews, focus groups, panels and a quantitative survey of 7500.

Research Officer, BBC Media Action
September 2008 - July 2010 (UK)
Designed and managed research to assess the Serbian media’s coverage of EU integration, including focus groups in five regions of the country, and content analysis of 38 print, broadcast and online media outlets. Conducted interviews with senior media stakeholders. Wrote report for the Serbian government.

Deputised for research manager on Africa Talks Climate – the most extensive research ever conducted on the public understanding of climate change in Africa. Managed fieldwork in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo; supported fieldwork in a further eight African countries. Trained a multi-national research team in qualitative data analysis. Quality controlled analysis and writing of ten country reports and an executive summary.

Designed research instruments, analysed data and wrote reports on Iran journalism training project.

Research Consultant, Panos London
January 2008 - April 2008 (UK)
Analysed data from a content analysis examining reporting on the G8 summit in the print media of six African countries. Produced a donor report. Consulted on research design for a journalism training project in Mozambique. 

Research Associate, BBC Media Action
December 2007 - September 2008 (UK)
Designed research instruments, analysed data and wrote reports on health, governance and media development projects in a variety of countries, including Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Iraq and Nigeria.

Communications Officer, Forum for African Women Educationalists
October 2004 - June 2005 (Kenya)
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs Young Professionals International Internship: Produced a communications strategy and wrote quarterly 32-page publication for donors, country offices and the public. 


London School of Economics and Political Science  

PhD, Department of Social Psychology
October 2012 - May 2017

London School of Economics and Political Science - Distinction (1st)
MSc Social and Public Communication, Department of Social Psychology
October 2006 - September 2007

University of Toronto - High Distinction (1st)
Honours BA, International Relations & English
September 2000 - June 2004

Skills & Training 

Fluent in English and French 

Skilled in SPSS, Atlast.ti and Nvivo
BBC Project Management Training
Hostile Environments and First Aid Training