Alula Pankhurst is a consultant in social development. He has twenty years of professional experience in Ethiopia working for a number of international donor and Ethiopian organisations, and researching poverty and related issues. He is currently the Young Lives Ethiopia Country Director, a University of Oxford research project funded by the UK Department of International Development, Manager of Pankhurst Development Research and Consulting Plc. He is a lead researcher of the Wellbeing Illbeing Dynamics in Ethiopia longitudinal research project tracking community change. His other positions have included: Advisor, Wageningen University Disaster Studies, Linking Emergency Assistance with Food Security Project; Principal Investigator, World Values Survey Ethiopia; Anthropology team leader, Ethiopian Home Gardens project. He was the Ethiopia country director of the Wellbeing in Developing Countries project from 2003-2007, focusing on understanding the linkages between poverty, inequality and quality of life.
PhD in Social Anthropology, Manchester University (1989)
MA in Social Anthropology, Manchester University (1986)
BA in Oriental Studies, Arabic and Ge’ez, Oxford University (1984)