Dr Lata Narayanaswamy is a Lecturer in International Development in Politics and International Studies and co-Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Development (CGD) at the University of Leeds. Her research interrogates how knowledge is both understood and operationalised in development theory and practice. Her work is geared to designing approaches to interrogate the contextual factors and associated barriers that mitigate the capacity of marginalised groups in particular to access and act on information. She has published her work in highly regard academic journals including 'Development and Change' and 'Third World Quarterly'. Lata recently co-edited 'Negotiating Knowledge: Evidence and Experience in Development NGOs', which was published in June 2016 by Practical Action Publishing and has been one of its bestsellers in the last year.
Research to Action (R2A) is a website catering for the strategic and practical needs of people trying to improve the uptake of development research, in particular those funded by DFID.
We have structured the site and populated it with material that we think will be immediately useful to this audience, but also to development researchers in general who would like to be more strategic and effective in their communications.
R2A is produced by a small editorial team, led by CommsConsult. We welcome suggestions for and contributions to the site.