Dr Lucy Ferguson is a researcher and consultant in gender equality, specialising in gender training. As a researcher, she has most recently published Gender Training: A Transformative Tool for Gender Equality (Palgrave, 2018) and the edited collection The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer: Gender Expertise and Gender Training (Palgrave, 2016), co-edited with María Bustelo and Maxime Forest. She also wrote ‘‘This is our gender person’: the messy business of being a gender expert in international development’ in International Feminist Journal of Politics in 2015. Lucy has published widely on a range of themes in gender and development, including gender and infrastructure (Development Policy Review, September 2015) and extensive research on the gender dimensions of tourism (since 2010).
As a consultant, she recently conducted a gender equality evaluation of gender equality for United Nations Volunteers and has collaborated extensively with UN Women Training Centre, producing their Working Paper Series on Training for Gender Equality. As a gender trainer, Lucy has worked with the tourism private sector; developed online courses for the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; and most recently developed and delivered workshops on gender training methodologies at ITC-ILO's Gender Academy. Lucy's current research interests focus on gender equality in the UN system; working with privilege in gender training; and innovative methodologies for transformative change.