Areas of Expertise
External mainstreaming of HIV: how should organisations that don't do medical work or health promotion respond to HIV? I'm interested in how we can achieve a more comprehensive response to HIV through development organisations modifying their existing work. This involves a different way of thinking about HIV and development work. With support to really understand the links, organisations can discover how they can best make their contribution to addressing HIV.
Internal mainstreaming of
HIV: what can development organisations
do to protect their ability to work effectively in a time of AIDS? A lot
of my recent work has been about researching and writing guidance to help
CSOs to manage HIV in their workplaces. The theory is not difficult, but
getting managers motivated, tackling stigma and sustaining efforts are
all challenging issues.
I believe that evaluations work best
when staff and beneficiaires are supported to assess, reflect on and improve
their efforts. Working in this way also helps me to understand the complexity
of the project, enabling me to contribute more relevant observations and
ideas to the process.
Advocacy around sexual rights: through their links
to HIV, I've become involved in written and verbal advocacy around female
condoms and LGBTI rights.
Research, monitoring and
evaluation: these important elements
of any programme are often poorly done; sometimes rushed and undervalued,
sometimes over-complicated and a drain on resources from project activities.
I advocate for 'good enough' methods which make intuitive sense to those
involved, and which generate data that is easy to use to improve the effectiveness