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Kelly Shephard

Head of Knowledge, Impact and Policy

Kelly Shephard’s recent work


Barber Shop Tales of Impact

Nasir Sobhani gives haircuts to the homeless men and women he meets in Melbourne, Australia. Known as the Streets Barber, Nasir set up an initiative called Clean Cut, Clean Start following his battle with drug addiction.

1 May 2018


Are you guilty of humblebragging?

I learned a new word recently – Humblebrag. It means, and I quote, “When you, usually consciously, try to get away with bragging about yourself by couching it in a phony show of humility”. In international development circles this unfortunately happens a lot.

8 February 2018


Playboy, porn and sex education

Hefner’s lifestyle often provoked criticism, from feminists and conservatives alike, but the Playboy brand undisputedly pushed sex into mainstream culture whether we liked it or not.

28 September 2017