- Gloucestershire, GB
- £40 /hr
- Available now
Director of Choices for Development - www.choicesfordevelopment.com
I hold a PhD in Development Geography [Global Development] and Public Policy from the University of London, a Masters (Distinction) in Development Studies from University of London,more...I hold a PhD in Development Geography [Global Development] and Public Policy from the University of London, a Masters (Distinction) in Development Studies from University of London, and a BA (Honours) in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology.
I am trained as a researcher in the social sciences and my areas of specialty include sustainability, poverty, livelihoods, networks, governance, economic migration, tourism as a tool for economic development, climate change, child rights, child labour and community development among other areas. I have specific experience and expertise with regard to Asia, South Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East. Among other things, I have led a multilingual research team for field research in south India, worked on a microcredit programme in South America, and worked as an aid worker in a post-disaster area. Previously, I was a lecturer at University of London and have been a thesis supervisor for both PhD and Masters students.
I am co-founder and director at Choices for Development, a UK based international development consultancy. We work across a wide range of issues including sustainable livelihoods, governance, networks, community development, tourism and law as well as mapping and GIS. We are able to provide research analysis, strategic direction and insight, as well as stakeholder management and report writing among other areas. Please see our website for more information. www.choicesfordevelopment.com
Via the PPH platform, and on request, I am able to offer academic supervision (note: I do not provide any academic content for students), editing services as well as writing content for businesses, NGO and government use. With regard to editing, I have extensive experience editing a wide variety of documents, including UN reports, White Papers, academic journal papers and academic research center reports, as well as business reports. Previously, I worked as an editor for the UK's Department of Education (DfE) on government policy papers and White papers on education. Some years ago, I was the advertising manager for an advertising and publishing company in London and was in charge of six London trade magazines, including ad proofing and layout.
I have lived and worked in eleven countries, travelled to close to 60 countries, and am dual North American and British. I am well aware of cultural differences and nuances in language. I am able to edit both UK and US spelling and am well versed in all the main academic referencing systems (Harvard, APA, MLA, UN and Chicago academic referencing systems.)
My CV can be provided upon request.
Area Covered: UK, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Central and South America
Company Name: Choices for Development. www.choicesfordevelopment.com
Industry: International development consultancy. Based in the UK, we provide expertise in areas such as: research: analysis, writing. GIS and project management.
Dr Mia M.
Analyst and Editor
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