Director, WallaceNedley Ltd, York
Christine is a consultant in International Development. Her 30 year experience spans from NGO work on relief and rehabilitation, managing area based development programmes with UN agencies, advising governments on sector policies with DFID, to policy development with DFID and the European Union. She has lived and worked in Africa, South East Asia and China.
During the last ten years she has been based in Europe and has worked mainly on International Education policy, programme management and monitoring and evaluation. She was responsible for the EU Education policy paper: More and Better Education and chaired the International Task Force for Teachers for Education For All which brought together all UNESCO member states to address the shortage of quality teachers. She also led the £800m DFID funded Girls' Education Challenge which aims to ensure millions of marginalised girls are able to attend school, learn and improve their life chances. She has been a designer and contributor to training events for both EU and DFID advisers and was a Board member for VSO.
Having worked in development in an interdisciplinary way, she believes strongly in harnessing the expertise of researchers across the social and natural sciences to approach development challenges together.