Logan Cochrane is a Vanier Scholar at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). He completed a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, an MA in Sustainable Development and a BA in Anthropology. For the last ten years he has worked overseas, including in Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. Logan has served as a Director for two non-governmental organizations, and worked as a consultant with clients that have included Management Sciences for Health, Save the Children, The Liaison Office, UNICEF and UNAIDS. In 2016 he was given a Professional Development Award by IDRC and was a SSHRC Storyteller finalist, in 2015 he won the Robert M. Netting award, in 2014 he completed a Mitacs-funded research project and in 2009 he was nominated for a YMCA Peace Medal, as an Emerging Leader.
Work & Volunteer Experience
Work Experience in:
Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and Uganda.
Vanier Scholar (2015-2017) University of British Columbia
PDA (2016-2017) International Development Research Centre
Consultant (2016) Save the Children Canada
Consultant (2013-2016) Management Sciences for Health
Researcher (2013-2015) University of British Columbia
Consultant (2012-2013, 2015) icm Communication
Researcher (2014) University of Victoria
Director (2011-2013) The Life You Can Save
Consultant (2013) The Liaison Office
Director (2008-2013) Working to Empower
Instructor (2012) Institute of Humanitarian Assistance and Cultural Studies
Instructor (2009-2012) National Institute of Technology
Project Assistant (2009) United Way
Public Speaker (2008) Terry Fox Foundation
Settlement Worker (2007-2008) Burnaby Family Life
Project Manager (2006-2007) Working to Empower
Volunteer experience with:
Save the Children (2015), One Acre Fund (2014), UBCO War Child Club (2013-2014), First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (2013), Innovative Communities (2012-2013), Humanitarian Day International (2012-2013), Mercy Mission (2010-2012), Artists for Charity (2007-2009), RESPECT Refugees (2006-2008), and Adoption Advocates International (2006).
Peer Reviewed Articles
[Accepted] Cochrane, L. (2017) Stages of Food Security: A Co-produced Mixed Methods Methodology. Progress in Development Studies.
[Under Review] Cochrane, L. (2017) Worldviews Apart: Agriculture Extension and Ethiopian Smallholder Farmers.
Cochrane, L., Cundill, G., Ludi, E., New, M., Nicholls, R. J., Wester, P., Cantin, B., Murali, K. S., Leone, M., Kituyi, E. and Landry, M.-E. (2017) A Reflection on Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia. Regional Environmental Change.
Cochrane, L. and Chellan, W. (2015) “We Were Extremely Poor But We Were Pious”: Exploring the Interrelationships between Religious Adherence and Economic Status in the Muslim World. Global Humanities 2: 112-128.
Taddesse, D., Jamieson, D. and Cochrane, L. (2015) Strengthening Public Health Supply Chains in Ethiopia: PEPFAR Supported Expansion of Access and Availability. Development in Practice 25(7): 1043-1056.
Cochrane, L. and Costolanski, P. (2013) Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptability in an Urban Context: A Case Study of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology 5(6): 192-204.
[Accepted] Cochrane, L. and Vercillo, S. (2017) Youth Perspectives on Migration, Poverty and the Precarious Future of Farming in Rural Ethiopia. In Gendered Subjectivities and Modalities in Global Youth Migration, edited by G. Bonifacio. Polity Press.
Cochrane, L. (2017) Seeing Like an Anthropologist: Anthropology in Practice. In Cultural Anthropology: An Open Access Textbook, edited by N. Brown, L. Gonzalez, T. McIlwraith, P. Stein and J. Thompson. Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges.
Cochrane, L. and Thornton, A. (2017) Charity Rankers: Who is Defining Effectiveness? (p 108-113). In Smart Risks: How Small Grants are Helping to Solve Some of the World’s Biggest Problems, edited by J. Lentfer and T. Cothran. Practical Action Publishing: Warwickshire.
Corbett, J. and Cochrane, L. (2017) Engaging with the Participatory Geoweb: Exploring the Dynamics of VGI. In Volunteered Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data edited by C. Campelo, M. Bertolotto and P. Corcoran. IGI Global.
Cochrane, L. and Gecho, Y. (2016) The Dynamics of Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity in Southern Ethiopia (p. 139-149). In Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience, edited by M. Companion and M. Chaiken. CRC Press: Boca Raton.
Cochrane, L. and Nawab, S. (2013) Islam and Development Practice: HIV and AIDS in South Africa (Chapter 19, p. 254-261). In Religion, Religious Organizations and Development: Scrutinizing religion perceptions and organizations, Edited by Carole Rakodi. Routledge Press.
Reports & Working Papers (selection)
Beischer, A., Cochrane, L., Corbett, J., Evans, M., Gill, M. and Millard, E. (2015) Mapping Experiences of Injustice: Developing a Crowdsourced Mapping Tool for Documenting Good Practices for Overcoming Social Exclusion. Spatial Knowledge and Information Conference Proceedings, 27 February – 1 March, Banff.
Cochrane, L. (2014) Reform and the Food Sovereignty Movement: Global food security, smallholder intensification and individual agency. Conference Proceedings, Analysis & Investigation of Graduate Research Projects: Proseminar Series 2014 (p. 81-87). The Centre for Sociality, Spatial & Economic Justice Press: Kelowna.
Taddesse, D., Hoza, S., Seifu, T. and Cochrane, L. (2014) Building Blocks for Enhancing Personnel Performance: Activities, Best-Practices and Lessons Learned from Ethiopia. Conference Proceedings of the 2nd People that Deliver Global Conference on Human Resources Supply Chain Management. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 7(Suppl 1): 2.
Canadian Association for Food Studies (2015) CAFS Member Receives Robert M. Netting Graduate Paper Prize. Fall 2015 Newsletter, Issue 20, p. 10.
UBC Okanagan (2015) Cochrane, Logan. "Why Grad School at UBC's Okanagan Campus?" UBC Okanagan: Kelowna.
Geothink Canada (2015) Logan Cochrane. Geothink Canada Newsletter, Issue 5, p. 15.
IFPRI (2014) Newsletter Aug. 25th, Uganda Strategy Support Program. International Food Policy Research Institute: Washington.
Freake, B. (2014) Logan Cochrane. Community, Culture and Global Studies Newsletter, Jan/14, p. 2.
Oprah’s Angel Network (2009) Translating Change. Oprah’s Angel Network.
Nicol, J. (2009) Canadian Parents Raise Concerns. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 19 Mar. 2009.
Robinson, K. (2007) Students Learn Impact of HIV-AIDS in Africa. The Chilliwack Progress, 23 Jan. 2007.
Clark, K. (2007) Making a Difference. Chilliwack Times: 16 Jan. 2007.
Dove, A. (2006) Fighting Pandemic Starts at Home. Saanich News. 22 Nov. 2006.
Marsiaj, B. (2006) HIV/AIDS Education Helps Empower Communities. RESPECT International: Winnipeg. Issue 75: ISSN 1710-6931.
Global Youth Coalition Against AIDS (2006) Youth Awake! HIV/AIDS and Young People: GYCA 1(3).
Dieudonné Amisi, M. (2006) Refugee Trainers Receive HIV/AIDS Awareness Training. RESPECT International: Winnipeg. Issue 76: ISSN 1710-6931.
Shaw, R. (2006) UVic Grads to Help Refugees with Health Training and Food. Victoria Times Columnist: 18 April 2006.
Smith, B. (2006) UVic Student off to Change the World. Martlet Newspaper: University of Victoria. Vol. 59(16).
Baskerville, N. E. (2006) UVic Students Tackle HIV/AIDS Education in Refugee Camps. Martlet Newspaper: University of Victoria. Vol. 59(24).
Schiller, R. (2006) Logan Cochrane Leads HIV/AIDS Awareness Training. RESPECT
International: Winnipeg. Issue 65: ISSN 1710-6931.
Chambers, R. (2005) AIDS Project a Labour of Love. Chilliwack Times: 11 Jan. 2005.
Global Youth Coalition Against AIDS (2005) Youth Awake! HIV/AIDS and Young People: GYCA 1(4).