Welcome to my blogging website! Here you will have access to my thoughts and experiences as a doctoral student, political and philosophical thinker, and human being simply living life.

I am currently a PhD Candidate and International Scholar in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. My research focuses on developing an understanding of Northern International Non-governmental Organisations’ moral legitimacy in practice. I hold a BSc (First Class Honours) in Health Promotion from Dalhousie University, MSc in Global Health from McMaster University, and a Graduate Diploma from the United Nations University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) Water without Borders Program. You might also like to know that I am Canadian, female, born in 1989, and an avid traveller currently living in the UK.

I am starting this blog with the intent of strengthening my writing and social media skills, and to track the evolution of my personal development over time. Really this is a diary that I am willing to share with others. It should be noted and respected that my personal development is fluid. Thus, the words written within this blogging website reflect my thinking at the time of writing, which, as I can only hope, will flourish over time.

Feel free to contact me by emailing me at robyn_waite@soas.ac.uk 

You can also find me sharing my views & life jam on Instagram – @robynchristinewaite

And sometimes adding to the noise on Twitter at – @WaiteRobyn