Becky Mitchell - Research Officer
Becky Mitchell is a research officer specialising in conflict, violence and development, and health and nutrition.
Becky is currently conducting research in India and Bangladesh, evaluating nutrition projects. Becky 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. Becky 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.
Becky 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.
Becky'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.
Women and Peacebuilding: Local Perspectives on Opportunities and BarriersDevelopment and Change (2018)
This article discusses new qualitative evidence on the opportunities and barriers to women's participation in peace-building processes, based on a comparative analysis of case studies conducted in Afghanistan, Liberia, Nepal and Sierra Leone. More details
Domestic Violence in Ghana: Incidence, Attitudes, Determinants and Consequences
This study represents a comprehensive attempt to estimate the incidence of domestic violence in Ghana, and analyse the attitudes that sustain domestic violence, its determinants and its consequences. More details
Reducing Violence in a Time of Global Uncertainty: Insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence ProgrammeIDS Evidence Report 197 (2016)
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 sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. More details
Reducing Violence in a Time of Global UncertaintyIDS Policy Briefing 122 (2016)
The new Sustainable Development Goal to reduce armed violence is a welcome commitment but the prescriptive nature of its approach is problematic – there is ‘no one size fits all’. Rather, focus needs to be on how violence operates in particular settings. More details
High-Level Roundtable on Improving Lives and Reducing Violence through the Provision of ServicesIDS Evidence Report 142 (2015)
This high-level roundtable explored the complex links between poverty, violence, insecurity and the provision of services, drawing on four case studies from within Nairobi, Kathmandu, Mumbai and India as a whole. More details
Women and War25 Oct 2012
By Patricia Justino, Becky Mitchell