Rebecca Shadwick

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Assistant Editor, Development in Practice

Rebecca joined INTRAC at the end of August 2011. She is part of the editorial team for Development in Practice and also provided editorial support on materials from the European Commission Cypriot Civil Society in Action Programme 2010-11. Prior to coming to INTRAC, Rebecca worked for a year as a medical writer. 

Rebecca is interested in public health and development, and the ways in which these interact with each other and with gender and power. Much of her past work has focused on sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a master's degree in global health and public policy from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as a joint-honours Bachelor of Arts in international development and political science from McGill University, Canada. She spent a semester of her first degree on field study in East Africa, largely in Tanzania.

Recent publications

  • 'The myth of ethnic civil war: the economic and political causes, and local nature, of civil wars', McGill Journal of Political Science, April 2009.
  • 'Change in mental health service delivery for female refugees: mainstream services and the usefulness of community-based group processes', Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Student Journal, March 2009.