Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca Mitchell

Postgraduate Researcher and Programme Manager

Rebecca Mitchell is a research officer and programme manager specialising in migration, access to healthcare and nutrition, citizenship and gender.

 Rebecca is currently conducting research in the University of Sussex led Protracted Displacement Economies project, as well as continuing with her own PhD, investigating access to healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK. She is also the programme manager of the Better Assistance in Crisis research programme.

Rebecca has also conducted research in India and Bangladesh, evaluating access to nutrition and food security projects; within low-income areas of Nairobi, investigating whether, and how, improving access to livelihoods, jobs and basic services reduced violence; and in Nepal, Sierra Leone and Liberia investigating the roles of women in peacebuilding, at a local level. She has also conducted a scoping study for World Vision UK investigating current policies and priorities within UK government and NGOs for maternal, new-born and child health in fragile contexts.

Rebecca’s thematic interests are within migration, citizenship, access to health and nutrition, and gender.




Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research

The intersection of protracted conflict and displacement with recurring climate shocks, alongside the shifting nature of humanitarian responses, presents multiple challenges for how to provide social assistance more effectively in protracted crises. BASIC (Better Assistance in Crises) Research...


Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture (ACHA) is a seven-year research programme supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) that started in January 2020. The aim of the programme is to build evidence on: the forms, drivers, and experiences of...

Programme and centre

Addressing and mitigating violence

Generating practical policy options for states and citizens so they can better address and mitigate violence in both rural and urban settings.




External Evaluation of Mobile Phone Technology-based Nutrition and Agriculture Advisory Services in Africa Mobile Phones, Nutrition, and Health in Tanzania: Qualitative Follow-up Study Report

This endline report presents the findings of the third and final round of qualitative data collection conducted in March 2019. Data collection was carried out by OPM Tanzania, in close coordination with the IDS qualitative team led by Dr Inka Barnett. This report is narrower in scope than the...

Inka Barnett
Inka Barnett & 4 others

31 March 2020


External Evaluation of Mobile Phone Technology-Based Nutrition and Agriculture Advisory Services in Africa: Mobile Phones, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Ghana: Qualitative Follow-Up Study Report

mNutrition is a global initiative supported by the UK Department for International Development, (DFID), organised by Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association (GSMA), and implemented by in-country MNOs and third-party providers. It aims to use mobile technology to improve the health and nutritional...

Inka Barnett
Inka Barnett & 3 others

25 September 2019