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.