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Dr Moira Faul

Dr Moira Faul

Research Associate: Policy Challenges

Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge


Moira joined the Centre for Science and Policy as Policy Challenges Co-ordinator in October 2013. Funded by the ESRC, the Policy Challenges initiative aims to provide new perspectives on some of the high-priority public policy issues identified by our Policy Fellows.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Moira recently finished a PhD at POLIS at the University of Cambridge, comparing formal and informal global policy networks and preferences in international development. In her previous role as Oxfam GB’s Head of Education and Youth Policy (UK), she led an extensive programme of policy research and advocacy. She has also advised international NGO partners from Lisbon to Hong Kong on their research and advocacy activities. Prior to this, Moira worked in senior managerial roles in the private sector in China and Spain. She holds a PGCE from the University of Oxford and two MScs from Southampton University, in Global Politics and International Relations.


  • human rights
  • narrative policy frameworks
  • international aid and development studies
  • globalization and global governance
  • Social Network Analysis (SNA) and network governance
  • international relations and international relations theory