Welcome. I’m a researcher and consultant based in Nairobi. Currently I’m working with Raising Voices to prevent violence against children in schools.
I work to advance justice and create better governance through useful research.
I care about behavioural science and psychology; governance and institutions; conflict; the role of media; dignity and development. I believe research is most useful when it grapples with questions of power.
I’m an independent research consultant. Before that, I spent two years with the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics. Previously, I worked in London on a number of research projects on social development, conflict, policy and behavioural science. I’ve led many social science research projects across East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
I’m also the founder of The Dignity Project: an ongoing campaign for more respectful development. I’m the host of A Paper A Day, a podcast in which researchers present five-minute summaries of papers that bring them joy.
I have a Master’s degree in Communication for Development from Malmö University in Sweden, and an undergraduate degree in War Studies from King’s College, London. My CV is here.