- International development
Jennifer Constantine is an ESRC-funded postgraduate researcher in the Department of International Development at King’s, and is affiliated to the King's Brazil Institute.
Jennifer completed a BA in Portuguese & Brazilian Studies at King’s College London in 2004, and an MA in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex in 2011.
Her PhD research "Zero Hunger Britain - learning from Brazil?" examines the role of transnational civil society actors in public health, food and nutrition security policy debates in the UK. She is particularly interested in the politics around the right to food, and the governance of food and nutrition security, at the national, devolved nation and local level.
This links to her recent research on policy learning in development cooperation, exploring the South-South and South-North transfer/diffusion of policy learning, in particular from and with Brazil. Jennifer is also a researcher and policy engagement lead for an ESRC Trans-Atlantic Partnership-funded project on community innovations and intersectoral collaboration for Health and Food Justice beyond Covid19.
Past research explores food justice and the politics of the right to food, South-South Cooperation, and the political economy of the BRICS and other 'emerging economies' in international development and global aid architectures. Jennifer has 15 years of professional experience in international development and public policy, working as a researcher, analyst and policy advisor in Europe, Latin America, and Southern Africa, for a range of international organisations, government, academia, think-tanks, NGOs and the private sector.