Kelly-Ann Fonderson

Job title: Communications and Events Officer


Kelly-Ann is a Communications and Events Officer at OPHI. She ensures the global MPI, national MPIs and OPHI’s strategic aims are effectively communicated to technical and non-research audiences.

Prior to OPHI, Kelly-Ann was an ACP Young Professional Network (ACP YPN) youth ambassador to the UN and European Union. She has facilitated workshops and panels internationally on youth inclusive decision-making in African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) relations. 

Kelly-Ann is a 2019 Tuwezeshe Akina Dada fellow sponsored by FORWARD UK, an NGO promoting the dignity of African women, while advocating against sexual and gender-based violence. Her research on women’s empowerment and land rights in Northwest Cameroon uses mixed methods to assess the gendered cultural, legal and economic barriers women face to owning land. Kelly-Ann has taught economics at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge and completed a research internship at the Institute of Historical Justice and Reconciliation.


MPhil Development Studies, University of Oxford 
Bsc (Hons) Politics and International Relations, University of Bath

Research interests

International development; inequality; multidimensional poverty; law; gender and development, feminist economics; women’s empowerment; gender based violence; CRT.