Claire is a senior researcher with DLP, based at the University of Birmingham's International Development Department. She has more than a decade of experience working on policy-oriented development research.
Claire has published extensively on the politics of basic services and their effects on state-building, and her current research focuses on access to basic services and state (de-)legitimation in conflict-affected situations.
Claire is also a senior researcher with GSDRC, where she conducts research for leading bilateral agencies on governance, social development, conflict and humanitarian issues. She has written three topic guides for DFID, including on Political economy analysis.