Rowan is an experienced researcher with a background in civil society advocacy, policy development and capacity building. Her research interests include political space for civil society, organisational legitimacy and sustainability, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, and women and gender. She specialises in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods including action research, participatory methods, longitudinal studies, systematic reviews, and surveys. Rowan has worked in several regions and including East and Central Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda), North Africa (Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco), and South Asia (India).
Rowan is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Oxford, titled Creating Spaces for Peace? Civil Society, political space and peacebuilding in post-war Burundi. She has previously worked as a researcher at INTRAC from 2011 to 2016. Before joining INTRAC, Rowan worked as a policy analyst at the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, from 2008 to 2010. She has an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development, and a BA in Politics and Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Rowan is a native English speaker, with excellent French.
Action research and advocacy training for Women Participating in Public Life programme
Longitudinal Evaluation of EveryChild’s Responsible Exit Process
Debating civil society sustainability
What can international NGOs do to increase the sustainability of interventions?
It's not just how, it's why. An insight on sustainability in West Africa