Joanna has more than a decade’s experience in NGO advocacy and international development. She has lived and worked in a variety of countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. She currently works for Tearfund, providing advocacy advice, guidance and training to Tearfund’s staff and partners. She previously worked with Viva, during which time she was privileged to be able to lobby the UK government and the United Nations, as part of a number of child-focused and rights-focused advocacy coalitions. She is experienced in supporting others to do advocacy, in different contexts, on humanitarian and development issues. She has had a number of articles published, including in ‘Understanding God’s Heart for Children‘, (Authentic, 2007) and she has written various Tearfund resources, including the second edition of Tearfund’s ‘Advocacy Toolkit’ (to be published, 2013). Away from work, Joanna enjoys cycling, swimming and hill walking, but mostly she enjoys spending time with family and friends.