Jennifer is a research fellow in ethics and maternal and child health at the Ethox Centre. She is developing, supporting and coordinating the qualitative research for REACH – a Wellcome Trust funded project looking at resilience, empowerment and advocacy in Women’s and Children’s Health Research in Kenya, South Africa and Thailand.
Jennifer joined Ethox in 2017 from Young Lives, where her research focused on themes of gender, inequality, youth and adolescence. She has recently published on topics of child marriage, sexual and reproductive health and young people’s gendered trajectories through adolescence and – as a Young Lives Research Associate - is engaged in further study of marriage and fertility decision-making amongst adolescents in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India.
She has an MSc in Development Administration and Planning from UCL’s Development Planning Unit and a BA in Philosophy from UEA. In the past, she has conducted/coordinated qualitative field research in India, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Moldova and across the UK.