Rebecca Mitchell is a research officer specialising in conflict, violence and development, and health and nutrition.
Rebecca is currently conducting research in India and Bangladesh, evaluating nutrition projects. Rebecca has also conducted research within low-income areas of Nairobi, which investigated whether, and how, improving access to livelihoods, jobs and basic services reduced violence. This was carried out for the UK Department for International Development, as part of the Accountable Grant programme of work. Rebecca has also conducted research for ActionAid and WomanKind, investigating the roles of women in peacebuilding, at a local level. Primary research was carried out in Nepal, Sierra Leone and Liberia. 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 is also conducting research for her own PhD, which focusses on the management of chronic illness by refugees from DRC and Syria who are living in the England.
Rebecca’s thematic interests are within conflict, health, women and children, and the influences of health seeking behaviour. Her geographical expertise lie within Sub-Saharan Africa.