Dr. Sheeran is a global development professional with 20+ years of experience researching, evaluating and advocating the evidence base for what works in accelerating equity outcomes for the most vulnerable children and women, within the normative frameworks of CEDAW, CRPD and CRC. Many projects have featured her proficiency in organizing and facilitating multi-stakeholder, executive facing, and technical working group processes. She has a strong cross-sectoral orientation, specializations in gender and disability, and domain knowledge in Communications for Development (C4D), WASH and Knowledge Management. Practice areas: Mapping and scoping studies;Research and capacity gap assessment design and implementation; RFP and ToRs design including time/task forecasting and team composition; Situation Analysis of Children’s and Women’s Rights; Monitoring systems design, benchmarking, scorecards and report cards; Evidence-based writing programme guidance, stock-taking and technical reports, monitoring progress reports, conference background papers, comparative case studies, good practices documentation, grant proposals, advocacy narratives, concept notes; Knowledge Management strategy development and tools; Team leadership and coordination of multi-stakeholder and technical working group consultative processes.

Associate Overview:


 Languages: English

 Academic Degrees: Ph.D. in Anthropology and M.A. Socio-cultural Anthropology,  and M.R.P. in Regional Planning

 Countries worked: Kenya, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan

 Technical/Program Areas of Expertise: C4D capacity assessment, evidence generation and research; WASH research; Knowledge Management;  Team leadership and coordination