People & partners

Frances Hansford

Associate Consultant

Frances has over twenty years’ experience in international development. She has expertise in social development, food security and nutrition, gender, capacity-building, monitoring and evaluation, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. She is also an experienced project manager. Her clients have included grassroots organisations, NGOs and INGOs, private foundations, UNDP, WHO, and DFID in Latin America (including Brazil where she lived for 10 years) and several African and Asian countries. Current projects include gender analysis and research capacity-building in the DFID-funded Nutrition Research in Northern Nigeria (ORIE) project, and co-authorship of a book to document and appraise 25 years of Kellogg Foundation programming in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also gives occasional lectures on international nutrition at Oxford Brooks University and mentors early career professionals. Frances speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish in addition to her native English. She holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a doctoral degree from Oxford University’s Department of International Development.