Jane Poole is head of the Research Methods Group at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Her expertise is in planning, developing and implementing research methodology processes and support (design and analysis; data collection, management and open-access) including cross-site learning and comparative analysis relevant to CRP activities; developing research protocols and other research processes, including contributing to the design of monitoring, learning and evaluation and impact assessment studies; support to research teams on the application of statistical methodologies for data analysis; and training (supporting and providing) for staff, students and partners in research methods, statistics, spatial analysis and data management and open-access. Poole has an MSc in Applied Statistics from Reading University and a BSc Mathematics from Imperial College, London.