Department for International Development (DFID) – Chief Scientific Advisor Visit
Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser & Director Research and Evidence Division, Department for International Development (DFID)
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. They are tackling global challenges including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. With the aim to build a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too. DFID’s priorities are:strengthening global peace, security and governance; strengthening resilience and response to crisis; promoting global prosperity; tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable and delivering value for money.
Professor Charlotte Watts is the Chief Scientific Adviser& Director Research and Evidence Division at DFID and has vast experience of working in the International Development Research space. Charlotte's main responsibilities are to: provide scientific advice or quality assurance of scientific advice to ministers, senior civil servants and government; provide leadership and management of DFID’s research budget; champion the use of robust evidence, including from research and evaluation, across DFID, provide professional leadership to the specialists within DFID working with the wider community of Chief Scientific Advisers to address cross departmental issues. Professor Watts is also Head of the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group and founder of the Gender, Violence and Health Centre, inthe Department for Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Charlotte will be visiting Lancaster to talk to academics about DFID and International Development more broadly. She is also keen to find out more about our university and the innovative research we are conducting in these areas.
Please do let Maggie know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend so we can monitor space requirements.
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