Dr Ellie Chowns

Dr Ellie Chowns

International Development Department
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
International Development Department
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Ellie's research interests reflect her experience as a practitioner: collective action, power and participation, and evaluation.

Qualifications

  • PhD International Development, University of Birmingham, 2014
  • MProf Sustainable Development, Middlesex, 1998
  • BA (Hons) Geography and Environmental Studies with Development Studies, Sussex, 1997

Biography

Ellie has been part of the teaching team in IDD on and off since September 2014, having studied both part-time and full-time in the department since 2008.  Ellie’s PhD analysed the political economy of community management, focusing on rural water supply in Malawi.

Ellie’s background is in international development NGOs, including Christian Aid, Concern Universal, and Quaker Peace and Social Witness.  She specialises in monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and has worked in Malawi, Uganda, Burundi and the Philippines.  Ellie is also active in politics, and her teaching is informed by this practical engagement.

Teaching

Ellie teaches on the following modules:

  • Development Practice (PG)
  • Introduction to International Development (UG)