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.