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The 10 Emotional Stages of Working in High Risk Environments

Kabul: truck stop
I wrote the following article for a research paper



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04 Mar 2013

In: Afghanistan
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In the Hands of God

04 Mar 2013

In: Afghanistan
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Download the research report: In the Hands of God: A Study of Risk & Savings in Afghanistan co-authored with Cara Silver, Mark Rolston and Joshua …
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Extreme Gender Dynamics

04 Mar 2013

In: Afghanistan
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Except from the research report: In the Hands of God: A Study of Risk & Savings in Afghanistan co-authored with Cara Silver, Mark Rolston and …
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Crew Clocking

23 Feb 2013

In: Ibadan
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One of our crew pulling in hygiene shots.
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“Those” Projects

08 Feb 2013

In: Afghanistan
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There are projects. The ones that shape, mould and refine our methods, allow us to iterate on how we think about collecting, analysing and applying …
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Truck Stop Dynamics

10 Dec 2012

In: Kabul
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Trucks from Pakistan on the outskirts of Kabul. 8-person group dynamics that were both humbling and a little hairy.
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Joggers-a-Jogging

09 Dec 2012

In: Herat
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Another wake-up-with-the-city session, this time in Herat. Out and about at six am to take a variety of contexts including the Friday Mosque before breakfast. …
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Emotional Stages of Trip Preparation

21 Sep 2012

In: Mazar e Sharif
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Planning a trip to Afghanistan in the winter, a process that includes conversations with a couple of colleagues about whether to go and what to …
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Thoughts on Rural Research

14 Jul 2012



This article summarises the issues in conducting corporate ethnographic research in rural locations covering logistics to research dynamics. Rural communities are far from homongenous. Over the …
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Views Captured

10 Jul 2012

In: Musanze
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So much of our research is in-context and over the shoulder, but with this trip to Rwanda been investing in a bit of longer distance …
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