Annabel is responsible for overseeing the thematic area of conflict and fragility across Oxfam GB. As part of this role, she leads the thematic unit which focusses on the provision of technical support to country teams and research and development initiatives to support programme quality and shape wider thinking on fragility and conflict across the sector.
Annabel joined Oxfam GB as Programme Coordinator for the Within and Without the State Programme in July 2015. 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 worked with a number of different INGOs 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.