I am governance specialist with 15 years of field experience in international development as researcher and practitioner in Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. I have researched governance and education policy reforms in Southeast Asia. With the Overseas Development Institute, my work has centred on the evolution of national-level knowledge systems and the demand and use of different types of evidence in policymaking. Between 2013 and 2017 I have led the research and learning at the Knowledge Sector Initiative in Jakarta. I am an associate editor of the journal Evidence & Policy.