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David Lefor

PhD Student


Short Profile

David is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He holds a Master's in International Development (Distinction) from the University of Portsmouth, UK, a Bachelor's of Education (first-class honours) from Lakehead University, Canada, and a Bachelor's of Arts from Carleton University, Canada. David worked as a consultant for a range of international organisations and NGOs where he carried out research, M&E, and programme management, and he was a secondary teacher for more than 10 years in Canada, Kuwait, and Thailand. He is an expert in education and adolescent participation, and passionate about gender and migration/refugee issues. His PhD research focuses on peacebuilding approaches among refugee and host communities, with a particular focus on education. 

Research Focus

  • Human Rights 
  • Development
  • Education
  • Peace Building



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Ruhr University Bochum
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