Becky Hillyer is a Research Associate with OSCDNet, as well as leading the network’s monitoring and evaluation activities. She has an MA in Participation, Power and Social Change from the Institute of Development Studies, and is keen to understand how participatory research methods can be applied in the realms of science and technology in order to achieve positive social change. Becky is currently based in South Africa, where she is completing a second Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Stellenbosch University while working part-time with the local government’s town planning department. She is critical of technocratic solutions to social development issues and seeks to facilitate an environment where diverse forms of citizen participation and knowledge can help to steer decision making for inclusive development.