Jasmine Turner

Jasmine Turner

  • PhD Fellow

Jasmine Turner (she/her) is an applied researcher in War Child Holland’s Research and Development department with a focus on the development and evaluation of education programmes in fragile and conflict-affected settings. She is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Jordans and Dr. Nikhit D’Sa, and a PhD fellow at the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development.

Jasmine completed her BSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Manchester and her MSc in Global Mental Health at King’s College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prior to joining War Child, Jasmine worked as an educator in low-resource settings in Malawi, France and the UK, specialising in working with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Jasmine’s PhD incorporates public health and intervention research methods with her passion for education, culminating in the design and evaluation of an approach to improve children’s school attendance and retention in conflict-affected settings through increasing the engagement of caregivers in their children’s education and strengthening the home-school relationship. This work is centred on participatory design and system dynamics.

Additionally, Jasmine is the lead researcher for War Child’s flagship education programme, Can’t Wait to Learn, and manager of an ongoing research programme on how to adapt and scale up education technology (EdTech) programmes in low-resource and conflict-affected settings. This research includes policy network analyses, measurement tool development, value for money analyses, participatory action research and a randomised controlled trial. Her research to date has been in Lebanon, Jordan, Chad, Uganda and Sudan.


Turner, Jasmine S., Karine Taha, Nisreen Ibrahim, Koen I. Neijenhuijs, Eyad Hallak, Kate Radford, Hester Stubbé-Alberts, Thomas de Hoop, Mark J.D. Jordans, and Felicity L. Brown. 2022. “A Proof-of-Concept Study of Can’t Wait to Learn: A Digital Game-Based Learning Program for out-of-School Children in Lebanon.” Journal on Education in Emergencies 8 (1): 76–109. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.33682/8v7u-q7y3.

Turner, Jasmine, Hugo Pigott, Mark Tomlinson, and Mark J D Jordans. 2017. “Developmental Assistance for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Low– and Middle– Income Countries (2007-2014): Annual Trends and Allocation by Sector, Project Type, Donors and Recipients.” Journal of Global Health 7 (2). https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.07.020901.