While gender has long been (and continues to be) a significant focus in Lynne Brydon’s work, she has also researched changing family structures, migration, both intra- and inter- national, and, more generally, development issues, as well as working on the detailed historicised ethnography of the Avatime people of Ghana’s Volta Region. Her current book mss is a detailed historicised ethnography and is based on her long term work in Avatime, bringing the focus to the twenty-first century and to currently debated issues such as poverty and inequality. She has received research funding, over the years, from SSRC/ ESRC, the University of Liverpool, the British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation and the University of Birmingham. She was the senior partner in a Nuffield funded ‘New Career Development Fellowship’ (with Kate Skinner) from 2003-08, working on the histories, practices and effectiveness of adult education programmes in Ghana, with particular emphasis on their relationship to the development of civil society and sustainable democracy. She has participated in a range of consultancy and ngo funded projects over the years.