Research Assistant, Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC)
Alice Megaw is a Research Assistant with the IGDC’s Working with NGO Data for More Inclusive Development project. This ESRC-funded work explores the potential for data held by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to inform more inclusive research and policy in development, with a focus on Risk and Resilience in the coastal Caribbean and Health Governance in Eastern and Southern Africa. To support the project, Alice has interviewed NGO representatives in the Caribbean, carried out two literature reviews, and organised events including the Learning from NGOs for Inclusive Development workshop.
Alice has an interdisciplinary background in Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development and Ecology. Prior to this role, she obtained a BSc in Ecology and Conservation from the University of St Andrews, and an MSc in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management from the University of York. For her Masters dissertation, Alice used Natural England’s MENE dataset to analyse the determinants of public engagement with nature and the implications for mental health. Alice has experience with a variety of civil science and research projects, including St Andrews Bioblitz, Cefas and the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society.