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Dr. Rebecca Hanlin - Innovation and Development Specialist


Dr. Rebecca Hanlin is Innovation and Development Specialist for AfricaLics based at African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi. Rebecca is also Senior Lecturer in Development Policy and Practice at the Open University where she teaches international development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and continues to supervise PhD students.

Rebecca has an BSc (Hons) in Development Studies and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, an MSc (Econ) in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, a joint award from London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc (Res) in Science and Technology Studies from University of Edinburgh.

Rebecca has over 15 years experience working and researching in Africa especially, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. Rebecca’s work is in the area of innovation and development with a specific focus on innovation and its implications for pro-poor growth.  Her current research interests include: health product development public-private partnerships; the application of genomic technologies in the developing world; scientific research capacity strengthening; the intangibles of innovation; and the application of innovation systems concepts in developing world settings.



Selected Publications