After graduating from Liverpool University with a BA in Economics and Geography Daniel went on to completed an MSc in Economics whilst working as an economist for a large infrastructure consultancy. There, he worked to produce development strategies and infrastructure needs assessments for cities and regions both in the UK and globally. In 2016, Daniel returned to academia part-time to complete an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management at Bristol University. For his dissertation he applied multi-level modelling techniques to explore, in a spatially explicit way, the different relationships between market access and household nutrition for smallholder farmers. He has since been working as a researcher with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) processing and analysing household data. Through the COMPASS doctoral training program, funded in part by the ILRI, Daniel plans to pursue his research interests in spatial statistics, multi-level modelling and the impact of geography on development outcomes.