Lynn joined PATA in July 2018 as the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Manager. She is an evaluation and research specialist with 8 years of experience in the NGO and Public Sector. Prior to joining PATA she worked at the Department of Social Development as a Social Researcher and the Assistant Director for Monitoring and Reporting. Lynn has also worked for various NGOs such as mothers2mothers, NACOSA, Marie Stopes South Africa, and the Black Sash Trust. She is also experienced in providing consulting services and has worked as a freelance consultant; conducting research and evaluations for Mosaic, the Children’s Radio Foundation, Marie Stopes South Africa and Faranani Facilitation Services.
She is adept in M&E framework and indicator development, developing M&E and data collection tools, implementing and facilitating programme evaluations, quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis, and report writing.
Her research areas of interest include HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence. Lynn holds a BSocSc degree in Psychology & Gender Studies (UCT), an Honours degree in Psychology (Stellenbosch University) and a Masters degree in Programme Evaluation (UCT).