My overall aim is to play a useful role in development analysis and policy, particularly in political contexts through research and communication. I have experience of overseas service at grassroots level (in Tanzania and India) but I have also worked more generally as researcher for environmental and educational NGOs, media organizations and diplomatic missions (e.g. in the USA, Panama and Colombia). My academic qualifications include an MSc in Development Management from LSE, and a M.A. in Politics from the University of Edinburgh.