Welcome. I’m a researcher and consultant based in Nairobi.

I work to advance justice and create better governance through useful research.

Tom Wein

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. In total I’ve led 18 social science research projects across East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, and worked on 14 more.

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.

You can read some of my public writing here, learn about recent speaking engagements here, and you can contact me here.