Dr. Ann Le Mare
Ann Le Mare has a B.A. degree in social sciences/anthropology, a Postgraduate diploma in Community Development, and an MSc in Development Management. Her PhD at Durham University was on Fair Trade partnerships, particularly handicraft production in Bangladesh. She has a background as a development worker and as an academic, having worked or done research in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Northern Ireland, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Jamaica and Nicaragua. She is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University (Development Policy and Practice), and continues with a range of research, teaching and writing projects related to the broad theme of development. Her main interests are in poverty alleviation, gender, institutional development, conflict and conflict resolution, and alternative trades. She is the Programme Manager for Development studies II and was the Seminar Leader in Spring 2015.