I am a Director and Principal Consultant at IOD PARC, and I established and lead our Migration Workstream. I have over 15 years’ experience working on migration and refugee issues and have a strong interest in the overlap between migration and gender, protection and livelihoods; and in the programming implications of addressing protracted refugee crises. My work has a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa region, Europe, and more recently Southeast, South and Central Asia. My recent clients include UNRWA, UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF, the European Commission, Qatar Fund for Development, GIZ, Danish Red Cross, Danish Refugee Council, Verité and Amnesty International.
I have extensive experience in leading and managing cross-regional and multi-country evaluations at strategic, programme and project levels; in the provision of technical expertise on forced displacement and migration management; and in the design and application of research methodologies and processes. My assignments systematically incorporate contextual, conflict-sensitive and intersectionality considerations. I possess strong evaluation management capacity and leadership skills, including in working collaboratively with geographically dispersed, multilingual teams. I hold a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh and I am fluent in Spanish, English and Arabic.