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Prof Chris Roche

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Chris is Professor of Development Practice at La Trobe University where he is also the Director of the Institute for Human Security and Social Change. Chris is also Deputy Director (Impact) of the Developmental Leadership Program, an international research program which explores how leadership, power and political processes drive or block successful development, and co-led DLP’s work on Gender and Politics in Practice.  Prior to joining La Trobe in 2012 Chris worked for over 25 years for International NGOs as a project manager, evaluator, policy researcher and as a director.

Chris is particularly interested in understanding the practice of social change processes and how those involved might be more effectively supported.  He is the author of Impact Assessment for Development Agencies: Learning to Value Change, and co-editor of  Ethical Questions and International NGOs, and The Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development: Playing the Game to Change the Rules.

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