Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Senior Associates


Charlotte Heath

Senior Associate

Charlotte is an SDDirect Senior Associate  with over 25 years experience in social development gained in a range of contexts working for the DFID, and with international agencies and NGOs.   Her experience includes social exclusion, gender, migration, climate change, urban poverty, social protection, and small enterprise development.  She has extensive project management and team leader experience, as well as: project/programme design and implementation; research and evidence; monitoring and evaluation; use of participatory approaches. Charlotte has knowledge and expertise in a range of countries as well as in conflict-affected and fragile states, on themes including gender, violence against women and girls, social protection, and empowerment and accountability. She is experienced in designing and managing social research projects, linking research to policy and practice, and undertaking policy analysis. Charlotte has worked as a policy-maker, academic, researcher, practitioner and consultant in a range of contexts, including the DFID, UNICEF, UNDP, UNIFEM, WTO, ILO, IOM, World Bank, and NGOs including Oxfam, HelpAge International, and Save the Children.