Rebecca recently completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, which explored the work of a grassroots microfinance organisation and long-term impacts on girls’ education. She has seven years of experience conducting research and evaluations with practitioners and policymakers. Most recently, she was involved in research on the role of political leadership in supporting gender equality in education with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and on a project exploring the data from the Girls’ Education Challenge with the Department for International Development. The majority of her work has focused on gender and sexuality, social inclusion, education and livelihoods; she is also interested in feminist epistemologies and methodologies in ethics and research and has written on these topics.
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