Frances brings over 20 years' experience in international development programmes and operations to OPM. She has expertise in social development, poverty reduction, rural livelihoods, health, food security and nutrition, gender, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and policy analysis. Much of her work has focused on capacity building and the use of participatory methods with a broad range of organisations, including grassroots rural organisations, NGOs, private grantmakers and foundations, universities and governmental departments. She has also written reports and articles targeted at a wide range of audiences.
Frances holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (GPA of 4.0) and recently completed her doctoral degree at the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development. Her doctoral thesis on intra-household food allocation in a nutrition transition setting in northeast Brazil combined quantitative and qualitative approaches and data and required extensive fieldwork, design and application of household surveys and interviews, collection and analysis of anthropometric measurements and a period of household observation.