Kathryn English

President and co-director of the GJG

Kathryn English is a governance and justice adviser with over 20 years experience in the field (in Asia and Africa). As a barrister she practised criminal law in London. After human rights field work in Cambodia and Malawi she co-wrote the Human Rights Handbook - a practical guide to monitoring human rights. She joined USAID as senior governance adviser in Malawi between 1995-2004  before joining UNDP in the same position (2005-7).  She was invited to be a Visiting professor of law at Northwestern University, Chicago (2007/8) and co-founded the Governance and Justice Group in 2008. She has advised many development agencies and drafted policy notes for the UN and UK government. She is a senior security and justice adviser on the UK government's Stabilisation Unit and adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University.