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Barbara is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Department of International Development. She holds a BA in Regional Studies Asia/Africa & Social Sciences and an MA in Education and International Development from University College London. She has worked in diverse contexts from grassroots and NGO level to national policy and UN level on four continents, most recently as Education Specialist with UNHCR. In more than ten years of professional experience in international development and humanitarian aid, Barbara has managed multi-donor projects and gained expertise in programme design, monitoring & evaluation, data management and analysis, and capacity building. She has worked on refugee protection as well as post-conflict reconstruction and returnee integration in South and Southeast Asia as well as East and Central Africa and published her academic work on issues around forced migration and education.