Virginia WilliamsonVirginia Williamson was appointed Research Associate in the CCRI in May 2014.

Virginia’s current research interests include community participation and local and sustainable food policy within Bath and North East Somerset District Council. She has collaborated with the CCRI through the SUPURBFOOD projects on local food initiatives in the Bristol & Bath region.


Refereed Papers

Williamson, V. (2011). ‘So Near and Yet So Far: Values and Mental Models Along the Aid Chain in Ethiopia. Int. Dev., 23: 823–835. doi: 10.1002/jid.1812.

Conference Papers
Williamson, V. “I’ve already complained once – I don’t want to be labelled a trouble-maker”: participation and evaluation under New Public Management. Paper presented at Political Studies Association workshop, Big Society – Small World: Developmental Interventions in the Global North and South Compared. Bristol, January 2012.

Williamson, V. Varied Objectives and Differential Means: Negotiating Distinctiveness in the Context of Harmonisation. Paper presented at joint European Association of Development Research Institutes/Development Studies Association Conference, York, September 2011.

Williamson, V. So Near and Yet So Far in Ethiopia: Values and Mental Models Along the Aid Chain. Paper presented at the Development Studies Association conference: Values, Ethics and Morality. London, November 2010.