Ed joined ODI in February 2018, having worked as a researcher for the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) and the University of Birmingham. He specialises in political economy and political settlements analysis.
Ed has a particular interest in politically smart approaches to aid delivery, flexible and adaptive programming in fragile and conflict-affected settings, and the politics of justice, security and the rule of law. He has designed and led fieldwork in Kenya, Tanzania, Somaliland, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Kyrgyzstan.
Ed leads a range of research and advisory projects at ODI, including Lessons for Peace: Afghanistan, which provides independent analysis, convening, and research to international partners.