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Dr Ellie Ott

Humanitarian Evidence Programme and Communications Manager

Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Ott

Ellie is a humanitarian evidence programme and communications manager, managing a programme for Oxfam GB that aims to improve humanitarian policy and practice through commissioning a series of rigorous literature and systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector and focusing on research uptake. The programme is a partnership between Oxfam GB and Feinstein International Centre (FIC) at Tufts University, and funded by DFID.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Ellie worked for UNHCR, and for a refugee empowerment NGO in Kala Refugee Camp in Zambia. She also worked for the US federal government overseeing rigorous anti-poverty research and policy. She has served as the co-policy editor for the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration and on the executive board of the Rhodes Scholars' Southern African Forum, and also as the UK coordinator for the Truman Scholars' Association.

Ellie holds a Masters in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a Doctorate from the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention. She is also a Rhodes Scholar.



All posts by Dr Ellie Ott

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, August 2014. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Who told you that? Inclusion, bias and humanitarian evidence synthesis

OPINION: Dr Ellie Ott, Humanitarian Evidence Programme and Communications Manager, reflects on the challenges and opportunities of evidence synthesis in the humanitarian sector. ...

People queue in Tundikhel IDP camp. Oxfam provided water to 15.000 people here. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

What works in humanitarian response? First step – map the evidence

In order to make evidence-based decisions, in humanitarian response or any field, we need to be critically examining the latest research. One way in which Oxfam is doing this is through the Humanitarian...

Credit: Geno Teofilo/ Oxfam

Beyond good intentions: evidence in emergency response

In the run up to World Humanitarian Day, Ellie Ott looks at how evidence-based practice is transforming how humanitarian programming reviews and improves its effectiveness. ...