Diane Archer joined SEI Asia in September 2018 as Urban Research Fellow, working on the City Health and Wellbeing Initiative. She also works on urban climate resilience and other initiatives seeking to achieve more equitable and sustainable cities.
Diane brings expertise on urban poverty and urban community-led development, with an emphasis on achieving inclusive urban governance in cities of Asia and Africa. She has also previously worked on responses to urban humanitarian crises as well as adaptation to climate change in cities.
Before joining SEI, Diane worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London and the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) in Thailand. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge on social capital in participatory slum upgrading in Bangkok, an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration, and an MA in Land Economy.