Claudia Zingerli is scientific coordinator of the r4d programme (Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development) at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
Before joining SNSF in 2014, she was a scientific collaborator and lecturer at ETH Zurich involved in the design and implementation of innovative postgraduate courses at the interfaces between academia, policy, practice, and industry. In her academic work, she focused on the political nature of natural resource management as well as the politics of knowledge in international development.She holds a PhD in development studies from the University of East Anglia.
She managed research projects in the Philippines, Vietnam, Bolivia, and Switzerland, mainly carried out in cooperation with practice partners. She is a board member of the Swiss Academic Society of Environmental Research and Ecology and a foundation board member of Sahee Foundation (sustainability for agriculture, health, environmental education).