Logan Cochrane is a Banting Fellow at Carleton University. For the last twelve years, he has worked in non-governmental organizations internationally, including in Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the 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 Save the Children, Management Sciences for Health, The Liaison Office, UNICEF and UNAIDS. Awards he has been given include:

- Banting Postdoctoral Award (2017)
- Professional Development Awards by IDRC (2016-2017, 2017)
- SSHRC Storyteller finalist (2016)
- Vanier Canada Graduate Doctoral Award (2015)
- Robert M. Netting Award (2015)
- Mitacs Fellowship (2014)
- Nominated for a YMCA Peace Medal, as an Emerging Leader (2009)

Logan Cochrane

Work & Volunteer Experience

Work Experience in:

Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and Uganda.


Banting Fellow (2017-2019) Carleton University

Consultant (2017) Save the Children Canada

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

Cochrane, L. (2017) Worldviews Apart: Agriculture Extension and Ethiopian Smallholder Farmers. Journal of Rural Social Sciences 32: 98-118.

Cochrane, L. (2017) Stages of Food Security: A Co-produced Mixed Methods Methodology. Progress in Development Studies 17(4): 1-16. [Arabic]

Cochrane, L and Thornton, A. (2017) The Geography of Development Studies: Leaving No One Behind. Forum for Development Studies. [Arabic]

Cochrane, L. and Amery, H. (2017) Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and the Global Land Grab. Arab World Geographer 20(1): 17-41. [Arabic]

Cochrane, L. and Chellan, W. (2017) "The Group Areas Act affects us all": Apartheid and Socio-Religious Change in the Cape Town Muslims Community, South Africa. Oral History Forum. 

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 17(5): 1553-1561. 

Cochrane, L. and Thornton, A. (2017) A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Smallholder Borrowing and Debt in Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Rural Studies 49:69-77. [Amharic]

Cochrane, L., Corbett, J., Evans, M., and Gill, M. (2017) Searching for Social Justice in Crowdsourced Mapping. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 44(6): 507-520. 

Corbett, J., Cochrane, L. and Gill, M. (2016) Powering Up: Revisiting Participatory GIS and Empowerment. The Cartographic Journal 53(4): 335-340. 

Cochrane, L. and Tamiru, Y. (2016) Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program: Politics, Power and Practice. Journal of International Development 28(5): 649-665.

Cochrane, L. and O’Regan, D. (2016) Legal Harvest and Illegal Trade: Trends, Challenges and Options in Khat Production in Ethiopia. International Journal of Drug Policy 30: 27-34. [Amharic]

Cochrane, L. and Thornton, A. (2016) Charity Rankings: Delivering Development or De-humanizing Aid? Journal of International Development 28: 57-73.

Cochrane, L. and Skjerdal, T. (2015) Reading the Narratives: Resettlement, Investment and Development in Ethiopia. Forum for Development Studies 42(3): 467-487.

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., Adams, M. and Kunhibava, S. (2015) The Impact of Speculation on Global Food Accessibility and Food Security. Arab Law Quarterly 29(1): 76-91.

Cochrane, L. (2014) Agricultural Intensification in Ethiopia: Review of Recent Research. African Journal of Agricultural Research 9(31): 2377-2390.

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.

Cochrane, L. and Nawab, S. (2012) Islam and Development Practice: HIV and AIDS in South Africa. Development in Practice. Vol. 22(5-6): 875-882.

Harris, C. and Cochrane, L. (2009) Survey of HIV and AIDS Knowledge in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Northern Uganda. International NGO Journal. Vol. 4(5): 190-202.

Book Chapters

[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. [Arabic]

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. (2016) Land Grabbing. In Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, 2nd Edition, edited by P. Thompson and D. Kaplan. Springer Press. [Arabic]

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.

Cochrane, L. (2012) Regulating Corporate Land Purchases Will Reduce Food Insecurity (Chapter 12, p. 99-112). In Food Insecurity (At Issue Series) edited by Louise Gerdes. Greenhaven Press.

Reports & Working Papers (selection)

Cochrane, L. and Kemp, G. C. 2017. Enabling Collaboration and Synthesis. InBrief September. International Development Research Centre: Ottawa.

Cochrane, L. and Kemp, G. C. 2017. Enabling Synthesis - Lessons from the First Three Years of CARIAA. Guidance Note. International Development Research Centre: Ottawa.

Harvey, B., Cochrane, L., Van Epp, M., Cranston, P. and Pirani, P. A. 2017. Designing Knowledge Co-production for Climate and Development. CARIAA Working Paper #21. International Development Research Centre: Ottawa.

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.

Cochrane, L., Corbett, J. and Keller, P. (2014) Impact of Community-based and Participatory Mapping. Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community-University Engagement, University of Victoria.

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.

Cochrane, L (2013) Training Report: Warehouse Operations Management SCMS Training. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).

Cochrane, L. (2011) Food Security or Food Sovereignty: The Case of Land Grabs. Journal of Humanitarian Assistance: Tufts University, Feinstein International Center.

Cochrane, L. and Otsuki, J. (2009) The National HIV/AIDS Crisis in Ethiopia. Horn of Africa Journal of AIDS 5(1): 5-9.

Cochrane, L. (2007) UNHCR Policy and Practice: Confronting Calls for Change. Journal of Humanitarian Assistance: Tufts University, Feinstein International Center.


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).

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