webpage picDr Liam O’Shea is an international development specialist and commentator with over 10 years experience, in the areas of philanthropy, governance and security, civil society, education and health.

Liam’s passion is advocating for real, systemic and progressive change in some of the world’s poorest countries, and implementing programmes in support of this. He is an Associate Director of the Franks Family Foundation, which advocates for more effective development solutions and seeks to foster dynamic civil societies in developing countries. Previously, Liam managed, and consulted on, projects on international security for members of parliament, government bodies and conflict-prevention NGOs. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and is proficient in Russian.