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Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs
Area of expertise
  • gender and conflict (with a primary focus on women’s lives and locality)
  • violence against women in humanitarian and post-conflict settings
  • transitional justice, feminist legal theory
Policy Area
  • Previous experience as a full time technical adviser and consultant on the women, peace and security agenda at UN Women HQ, New york
  • Previous experience as a full time technical adviser and consultant on gender issues in foreign and aid policy for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs;
  • Continue to consult widely to a range of international organizations such as UN Women, the Irish Consortium on Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights Education Associates and others on their policy and programming on issues of gender mainstreaming, gender in humanitarian settings, gender and conflict and gender-based violence


  • Women, War, Peace
  • Global Gender Policy


  • Gender and Conflict
  • Women, Rights & Gender Equality

Also guest teach on issues of violence against women, global gender policy architecture, the UN Security Council and transitional justice at various forums, such as Transitional Justice Institute Summer School, University of Ulster, Belfast

Recent Publications
  • [Forthcoming monograph] Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition, Cambridge University Press, 2016
  • [Forthcoming] Transforming Reparations for Conflict-related Sexual Violence: Principles and Practice, Harvard Law Review, March 2015 (with Fionnuala Ní Aolain & Catherine O’Rourke)
  • [Forthcoming] Practicing Women, Peace and Security in Post-Conflict Transition, in ‘International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy’ edited by James Sweeney and Matthew Saul, Routledge, April 2015
  • [Forthcoming] Varying the Variations: An Expanded Spectrum of Conflict-time Violence Against Women and the Problem of Law’s Response, Human Rights Quarterly, August 2015
  • [Forthcoming] Law and Negotiation: A Role for a Transformative Approach? Global Policy, 2015
  • [Forthcoming] Monster Myths, Selfies and Grand Declarations, International Journal of Feminist Politics, March 2015 (with Henri Myrttinen)
  • Substantive New Normative Provisions on Women and Armed Conflict Concurrently Adopted by the United Nations Security Council and the CEDAW Committee, American Society for International Law Insights, Feb 18th, 2014
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action:  Progress in Implementing the IASC Gender Marker, Gender and Development, 20, 2, 2012 (with Kate Burns and Siobhán Foran)
  • The ‘Long Grass’ of Agreements: Promise, Theory and Practice, International Criminal Law Review, 12, 2012 (with Eilish Rooney)
  • Assessing the Potential of National Action Plans to Advance Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol 12, 2010
  • Book Review: Seto, Donna. No Place for a War Baby: The Global Politics of Children Born of Wartime Sexual Violence. Ashgate, England (2013), International Journal of Children’s Rights (2014)

Recent Policy Publications and Reports

  • [Forthcoming] Guidebook on CEDAW General Recommendation No. 30 and the Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (with Catherine O’Rourke), Commissioned by UN Women, 2015
  • National Implementation of the UN Security Council’s women, peace and security resolutions, Policy Brief produced for NOREF, Feb 2013.

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