Meaghan is a PhD candidate in Education, Practice and Society at the Institute of Education (IOE), University College London’s Faculty of Education and Society. Her research focuses on influencing policy and practice at the intersection of education, gender and development, with a focus on education measurement.
Meaghan’s dissertation is investigating the role of education in developing and measuring ‘youth agency’, both individually and collectively, and exploring, through empirical investigation in Central America, its potential contributions to achieving gender equality and inclusive education. Her research utilises the capability approach, feminist literature, and youth-led and participatory methods.
Meaghan has 10 years of professional experience as an education and international development practitioner working in Latin America, the Middle East and East Africa. She brings a decade of passion and commitment to advancing quality and inclusive education, particularly for marginalised girls and young women. Meaghan has worked and consulted for various international organisations, foundations and nonprofits including UNICEF, UNDP, Glasswing Intentional and Education Development Trust. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation (NYU, 2017), a MPhil in Public Policy (Cambridge, 2016), and a BA in International Studies (Johns Hopkins, 2010).