Annabel joined Oxfam GB as Programme Coordinator for the Within and Without the State Programme in July 2015. Aside from supporting the management and institutional learning from WWS, Annabel supports Oxfam's wider work on conflict and fragility.
Before joining OGB, Annabel worked with Oxfam Novib in Afghanistan overseeing their portfolio of development programmes managing a wide range of programmes around conflict transformation, peace building, women's empowerment, youth agency, resilience and local governance. Prior to that she she worked with ACTED, Concern Worldwide and Tearfund in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Haiti and the UK supporting programme implementation and programme design. Having started her career working in emergency response, she has a good understanding of the all important link between
humanitarian and longer term development work.
She studied Development and Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, focusing her thesis on the role of social capital in poverty reduction and has spent time volunteering with communities in Brazil, Sierra Leone and Zambia.