Neele joined the Centre for Capacity Research as a Research Assistant with an MA of Cities and Global Development from the University of Sheffield. Her MA thesis focused on analysing the nexus between gender, public infrastructure (sanitation services) and citizenship in eThekwini, South Africa. Prior to LSTM, she worked in the built environment sector.
Neele has experience in using quantitative and qualitative methods for research development and implementation. She currently works on the African Capacity Building Initiative (ACBI): Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning project (ME&L), funded by DFID and the Royal Society. The wider ACBI project aims to strengthen capacity of higher education and research institutions around priority science research areas including water and sanitation, sustainable energy, and soil science. The ME&L project aims to generate research-informed learning to improve ACBI within its lifetime and to contribute to the global pool of evidence on the science of research capacity strengthening.