Siân Herbert

 

Research Fellow, GSDRC

International Development Department

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Contact details

International Development Department
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Siân joined the GSDRC in 2013 and provides research services to UK’s Department for International Development, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and European Commission advisers on a range of governance, conflict and social development policy issues.

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Qualifications

  • Master in International Relations and Negotiations and International Economic Relations, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina (in cooperation with the Universidad de San Andrés and the Universidad de Barcelona)
  • BSc Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton, UK

Biography

Siân joined the GSDRC in 2013 and provides research services to the UK’s Department for International Development, the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the European Commission on a range of governance, conflict and social development policy issues. Her recent work has focused on state-building approaches, conflict analysis, and changing policy approaches to aid in middle-income countries.

Prior to the GSDRC, Siân worked as a researcher for the think tanks the Overseas Development Institute and Open Europe. She also writes freelance, and has been published by the Guardian, Chatham House and Argentine think tank El Centro Argentino de Estudios Internacionales (CAEI). She is fluent in Spanish and speaks competent Portuguese.

Research

Research interests:

  • The determinants of conflict and fragility
  • Governance in situations of conflict and fragility
  • The determinants of income and gender inequality
  • Policy and approaches to aid in middle-income countries
  • EU development policy
  • Latin America, particularly Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico

Publications

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