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<p>David is a social development specialist, with more than 10 years of experience researching gender dynamics (including gender based violence), childhood poverty and child protection.</p>

David is a Social Development specialist, with over 10 years of experience in aspects of gender dynamics, childhood poverty and child protection (inc. gender-based violence and violence against women), and linking evidence to policy processes within a variety of institutional contexts. Gender-analysis work has focused upon social audits, social risk, mainstreaming, gender-based violence – particularly relating to adolescent girls, and social protection. Underpinning this work is a cross-cutting interest in the intersection of knowledge, policy and power with respect to policy processes – particularly with regard to the political context and political economy analysis. Methodological specialities on qualitative and participatory methods (including digital storytelling and participatory photography), child/youth friendly approaches, and secondary techniques such as systematic reviews and evidence synthesis. Training in MAXQDA, Sensemaker and EPPI reviewer software. Experience in both NGOs and research institutions, with in-depth fieldwork across South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand, with a broader geographic focus on Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa.


  1. The missing generation: capturing the true scale of violence against older people


  2. Measuring violence, abuse and neglect among older persons

    Research reports

  3. Understanding intimate partner violence in Pakistan through a male lens

    Research reports

  4. Costing the impacts of gender-based violence to business: a practical tool


  5. How to make a business case to end gender-based violence