Dr Emma-Louise Anderson is MA Program Director for International Development at the University of Leeds (UoL). Before joining UoL in 2012, she taught International Relations, Politics, and Global Health at the Universities of Keele, Southampton, and Winchester. She was educated at the University of Southampton, where she obtained her PhD in 2009.
Her interests centre on international development, global health, gender, and African agency. She is considered an expert on Malawi, based on an in-depth understanding of the cultural, historical, socio-economic, political, and gender context from 10 years of research. Her research included consultations, observations, key-informant interviews, and focus group discussions.
Dr Anderson has developed a network of research partners (including government, donors, and NGOs) and has extensive experience working with hard-to-reach populations in the Chichewa and Chitumbuka languages. She was included on the University of Leeds 2016 ‘Roll of Honour’ for women of outstanding achievement and contribution to their field.