Siân Herbert

Siân Herbert

International Development Department
Research Fellow, GSDRC

Contact details

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

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

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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 Universitat de Barcelona).

  • BSc Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton, UK

Biography

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

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:

  • Conflict analysis, gender and conflict, the causes and dynamics of conflict and violence
  • Peace-building and state-building approaches
  • The politics of aid and development policy (particularly in unequal and fragile middle-income countries)
  • Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa 

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