Ms Rosie Westerveld

BA, MSc, UNESCO

Management School

Doctoral Researcher

rwesterveld1@sheffield.ac.uk

Full contact details

Ms Rosie Westerveld
Management School
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

Rosie is a multilingual consultant for civil society organisations and academic institutions in the fields of international development, gender and education, NGO partnership development and practices. She provides strategic, methodological, organisational and programmatic skills to support partners in research, advocacy, partnership development and project cycle implementation. She has significant experiences working across transnational contexts on topics spanning violence and human rights, social justice and equality, social movements and activism, alternative pedagogies and participation.

Rosie is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sheffield School of Management, focusing on international development and inter-organisational partnerships between civil society organisations from the Global North and the Global South. For this purpose, she is working on the project "Strengthening Civil Society: Linking theory, practice and policy to improve transnational inter-organisational partnerships for international development", collaborating closely with NGO partners located in the UK and Nepal. Using a critical participatory action-research with the research partners, she is analysing the partnership shaping, enactment and negotiation. This interdisciplinary research draws from critical, post-colonial, post-development and feminist theories and frameworks. This research contributes to critically examining the modalities and relations between key development agents.

Qualifications

Master's Degree

 2009-2010, MSc Economics: Public Economy and Governance, specialising in International Development (Hons), Université de Rennes I

Bachelor's Degree

2006-2007, International Development and Sustainable Development Project Coordination, Université Bordeaux Montaigne (ex - Bordeaux 3),UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Development Professionals, Institute of Development, Tourism and Urban planning

Degree in Socio-Cultural, Local & Intercultural Development, Social Careers department (Bordeaux, France)

Degree in Portuguese & Brazilian Language, Literature and Civilisation (Bordeaux, France)

Research interests

Rosie's interdisciplinary work is located at the intersection of critical development studies, critical management and organisation studies, and political sociology.


Her research broaches on Partnership processes & development; international development; CSOs & NGOs; participation & power; participatory & experimental research methods; social & global justice.
Drawing from critical, feminist, Southern, decolonial and post-development theories and frameworks, she is interested in the politics of knowledge production, issues of systemic and structural inequality, and how global agendas and discourses have shaped the development sector.


Informed by her professional development experience, her analysis focuses on the ways in which partnering civil society organisations from the Global South and the Global North navigate and negotiate global power relations, the existing and emerging margins for manoeuvre and their practicalities, and how NGOs articulate resistance.

Publications

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Westerveld R (2019) Critical participatory action-research: Embarking on an unpredictable journey. Myths, Methods, and Messiness: Insights for Qualitative Research Analysis - An Edited Volume of the Proceedings of the 5th Annual Qualitative Research Symposium at the University of Bath (pp 79-91) RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Parkes J, Johnson Ross F, Heslop J, Westerveld R & Unterhalter E (2018) Lutter contre les violences de genre en milieu scolaire en Côte d’Ivoire, au Togo, en Zambie et en Éthiopie : rapport transnational RIS download Bibtex download
  • Westerveld R, Johnson Ross F, Parkes J, Heslop J & Unterhalter E (2017) Addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence in Côte d’Ivoire: A Scoping Study RIS download Bibtex download
  • Parkes J, Heslop J, Johnson Ross F, Westerveld R & Unterhalter E (2017) Addressing SRGBV in Ethiopia: A scoping study of policy and practice to reduce gender-based violence in and around schools RIS download Bibtex download
  • Parkes J, Johnson Ross F, Heslop J, Westerveld R & Unterhalter E (2017) Addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence in Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Zambia and Ethiopia: A Cross-country Report RIS download Bibtex download
  • Westerveld R, Johnson Ross F, Parkes Jenny , Heslop J & Unterhalter E (2017) Lutter contre les violences basées sur le genre en milieu scolaire en Côte d’Ivoire: Étude exploratoire RIS download Bibtex download
  • Johnson Ross F, Westerveld R, Parkes J, Heslop J & Unterhalter E (2017) Lutter contre les violences basées sur le genre en milieu scolaire au Togo : étude préliminaire RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jonhson Ross F, Westerveld R, Parkes J, Heslop J & Unterhalter E (2017) Addressing School Related Gender Based Violence in Togo: A Scoping Study RIS download Bibtex download
  • Parkes J, Heslop J, Johnson Ross F, Westerveld R & Unterhalter E (2017) Addressing School Related Gender Based Violence in Zambia: A Scoping Study RIS download Bibtex download
  • Parkes J, Heslop J, Johnson Ross F, Westerveld R & Unterhalter E (2016) Rigorous review of Global research evidence on policy and practices on School-Related Gender-Based Violence RIS download Bibtex download

Other

  • North A, Warwick I, Westerveld R, Chase E, Yates C & Nicholas W (2017) Research Brief: More than Knowledge Transfer? The wider benefits of postgraduate taught programmes for international development. RIS download Bibtex download
Grants

ESCR UKRI +3 Collaborative Award

Professional activities

Freelance Consultant in International Development


UCL-IoE Research Associate on the UNICEF/UNGEI/GPE/Learning for Peace School Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) 'End Gender Violence in Schools' Project in Zambia, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire and Togo (regular field missions)


UCL-IoE Research Associate on the 'More than knowledge transfer? The wider benefits of postgraduate taught programmes for international development' project within the Education, Practice and Society Department.


University of Bordeaux (France) lecturer in English, Global education, alternative pedagogies and participatory processes and Member of the Selection Committee for the recruitment of students in international development courses