Ann has an inter-disciplinary training background cutting across biological sciences, environmental science and development policy. She has ample experience in networking and advocacy in a multicultural settings involving diverse development and policy actors in the public and private sector. Her previous involvement as a research fellow in the Research into Use (RIU) programme implemented in both Africa and Asia exposed her to the institutional and organisational orientation of agricultural entrepreneurship including the role of the private sector in stimulating innovation.
Ann holds a PhD in Development Policy and Practice (The Open University). Areas of Expertise include: Policy Analysis; Climate Change; Sustainable Development; Gender Research in Agricultural Innovations.