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Rebecca Mitchell

Research Officer

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.

 

Research

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.

Project

Equity in Agriculture-Nutrition Research

Equity and equality are important themes in food and nutrition, but the existing literature in agriculture-nutrition-health (ANH) research has only partially addressed these issues.

Publications

Report

Reducing Violence in a Time of Global Uncertainty: Insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence Programme

IDS Evidence Report 197

This Evidence Report details key insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence programme, which involved detailed political analysis of dynamics of violence as well as efforts to reduce and prevent violent conflict across a number of countries and areas in...

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Jeremy Lind & 2 others

1 June 2016

Rebecca Mitchell’s recent work

Cluster

Health and Nutrition

The Health and Nutrition Cluster pursues programmes of research and policy engagement on health systems, nutrition and understandings of zoonotic diseases. The focus is on bringing a critical social science perspective to how people, especially the poor, address their health and...