Patricia Stephenson

Patricia is a young professional with an educational background in gender and development who joined us in February 2017. Prior to joining, Patricia led two grass-roots community projects in Zimbabwe which focused on health and livelihoods.

In 2015 she completed an MSc in the Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development at the School of Oriental and African studies. Throughout this degree she focused heavily on gender within a peacebuilding context. Her dissertation examined the position of women as combatants during the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration procedures at the end of the Sierra Leonean Conflict.

Patricia has experience in Sierra Leone, where she worked for a local educational charity. In the UK her work has been largely in the charity sector, particularly working with refugees and asylum seekers.

Patricia also holds a BA in Modern History from the University of Oxford.