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Jess Fullwood-Thomas

Resilience Advisor


Office Location: Oxford, UK

Jess Fullwood-Thomas is a Resilience Advisor in the Economic Justice team at Oxfam GB.

On behalf of the Resilience and Climate Adaptation Unit she leads the work stream on linking humanitarian and development theories of change. In addition she contributes to thought leadership on vulnerability and risk analysis tools; Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for resilience; and, the integration of resilience approaches in fragile and conflict affected contexts. Jess' responsibilities include technical and capacity building support to country programmes, new business development and scaling up the use of vulnerability analysis as well as research and iterative learning around adaptive management and transformational change.

Internally she co-facilitates a working group under the Resilience Knowledge Hub  and externally she represents Oxfam on the Steering Committee of the BOND Resilience Learning Group.

Jess has worked in the NGO sector for 7 years both in the UK and overseas, primarily supporting disaster risk reduction projects, resilience building programming in chronic slow-onset crises and youth/women's participation and empowerment. She has a degree in Sociology from the University of Warwick and a Masters in African Studies from Oxford University.