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Reader in Development Studies, Liverpool John Moores University

I have been conducting research in Nepal for over 30 years working with academics, NGOs and activists in a range of issues centred around education, gender and development. My Phd was on non formal education and women's empowerment and I have developed and co-led links between LJMU and Tribhuvan University and Dhaka over the past 25 years. I am currently PI on a British Academy GCRF research project 'Dignity Without Danger' collaboratively analysing the stigmas and taboos that surround menstruation in Nepal.

I have also researched and published about Fairtrade and fair trade in the 'global south' as well as education, both formal non formal and the impact of violence on girls and boys who go to school in Nepal during the conflict. I am an executive member of the British Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) and a committee member of BRANGGO.


  • –present
    Parker, Liverpool John Moores University


  • 2005 
    Liverpool John Moores University, PhD