Dr. Keetie Roelen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) at the Open University, UK. Her research focuses on areas of (child) poverty, social protection and anti-poverty interventions in relation to children, women and psychosocial wellbeing. She is a mixed methods reseacher, holding both quantitative and qualitative research skills.
Keetie previously held positions at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK and Maastricht University, Netherlands. She is an Honorary Associate of IDS, Affiliated Researcher of the Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) at University of Bergen, Norway and Advisory Council member of the Partnership of Economic Inclusion (PEI) at the World Bank. She is also founder of Poverty Unpacked - a platform for discussing the hidden dimensions of poverty.
Keetie has worked with many international organisations such as UNICEF, Save the Children and Concern Worldwide, performing research and policy advice work in Southern and Eastern Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Haiti. She has secured £2+ million of external funding and has successfully led a range of large-scale multi-partner projects, including the prestigious ESRC Future Leaders grant and a GCRF ECD project funded through the British Academy. She is an experienced teacher and trainer, having developed and led courses for postgraduate students, professionals, and policy makers.
Overview of publications can be found on Google Scholar.