Dr Noelle Chuks-Eboka  has a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Bingham University, Nigeria and a Master of Art in International Development with Distinction from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom.

Her academic expertise and interest include qualitative research on gender, school bullying, violence and child protection. She has carried out extensive research on school bullying and gender in public secondary schools in Nigeria. Following this, both her research and work in the Development sector focus on ensuring that schools are safe spaces for children by tackling institutionalised violence in schools. She is also passionate about strengthening access to free and quality education for out-of-school children on the streets in Nigeria.

Noelle has worked in the development sector as an assistant director at Society for Community Development, an  NGO based in Abuja, Nigeria focused on eradicating poverty in rural communities through advocacy, capacity building and rights based approach. She has also volunteered in other NGOs such as the Sick Children’s Trust, London, United Kingdom.

Her passion and determination for social good led her to be selected as a World Economic Forum global shaper at the hub in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, a community of young exceptional individuals committed to influencing change in their local communities. She occupies a pivotal role in the hub and contributes to the development of project proposals and implementation of education and gender projects.