Beatrice is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute where she conducts research on water governance, climate resilient development, and equitable water and sanitation service delivery. She has extensive experience conducting research projects in Africa and Asia, including in conflict-affected areas. Prior to joining ODI, Beatrice was Project Officer for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and a Visiting Research Student at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and at the Social Research Centre at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). She also worked as a Research Associate for the EU-funded project ACQWA (FP7), and as a Research Assistant at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), focusing on the integration of gender into security sector reform. Beatrice holds a PhD in International Relations with a specialisation in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEID) in Geneva (Switzerland). She is the author of several peer-reviewed publications, including two books, as well as research reports for the World Bank and UNICEF, blogs and photo stories.