ODI has experts working on the most important issues in development, with background and expertise in countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Rebecca Nadin
Director of Programme – Global Risks and Resilience
Peter Newborne
Senior Research Associate
Susan Nicolai
Senior Research Fellow, Director EdTech Hub project
Sarah Njeri
Research Fellow
Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou
Director of Programme – Politics and Governance
Sorcha O'Callaghan
Director of Programme – Humanitarian Policy Group
Alice Obrecht
Research Fellow
Elsa Oommen
Senior Research Officer
Katie Peters
Senior Research Fellow
Laetitia Pettinotti
Senior Research Officer
Angela Picciariello
Senior Research Officer



Distinguished Fellows 

Established in 2017, ODI’s Distinguished Fellowship is a prestigious programme for global leaders whose work has an international impact.

Our Distinguished Fellows cover a range of backgrounds, geographies and areas of expertise. Building on their own careers and experiences, they work in partnership with our senior leadership and research teams to deliver impact across international development and global affairs.


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