Researcher and advocate on 'gap groups' in the development sector.
Jarrett has spent the past 15 years designing and evaluating evidence-based research and programming for children and vulnerable persons who have experienced sexual exploitation and other forms of violence. His work spans the globe and includes specialist projects on harmful sexual behaviors among children in Cambodia, street-working children in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand, as well as children and young people who trade sex. Most of his work has developed in post-colonial settings, often at the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality.These unique perspectives guide his work, placing the lived experiences of children and vulnerable people at the forefront of research outcomes. Jarrett believes that data needs to be accessible and easily understandable to enable authentic human-centered communication between the worlds of programming and policy.