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Sarah Shelmerdine

Senior Research Associate

Gabby Kelly



Jessica Lavelle


Nkateko Okwera

IT Technician

Symantha van Niekerk



Gabby Kelly

Research Assistant

Gabby is a researcher and evaluator currently doing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Cape Town. She has an MPhil in social science research methods and a post-graduate diploma in M&E. She has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research design, data-collection methods, and technical analysis.


Gabby is an experienced qualitative interviewer and facilitator with a particular interest in designing and applying participatory research tools to explore socio-economic rights and justice issues around gender, social protection, poverty, illness and disability in multi-cultural settings.


She also has a strong interest in child and gender advocacy and has led evaluations and policy process mapping research in children’s social security rights and women’s disability rights programmes.  

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