Dr Sarah Cook

>>Dr Sarah Cook
Dr Sarah Cook2018-10-22T00:36:20+00:00

Dr Cook has recently taken up the position as Director for the UNSW Institute for Global Development. She joins UNSW after almost a decade in the UN system, most recently as Director of UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti (in Florence, Italy) and before that as Director, United Nations’ Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Geneva.  In these roles, she has led research on key global development issues – including on poverty and inequality, sustainable development and the interface between humanitarian and development policies. Her main areas of research cover social policy, employment and gender. Sarah is a China specialist, with over 30 years of experience working on the social impacts of China’s economic transformation, including as a volunteer in the 1980s, and as a Programme Officer with the Ford Foundation’s Beijing Office from 2000-2005. She was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, at the University of Sussex, and received her PhD from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and her BA from Oxford University.