Dr Caitriona Dowd is Humanitarian Policy Officer for Concern Worldwide, based in Dublin.
In her role, Caitriona supports peacebuilding programming and mainstreaming conflict sensitivity throughout Concern’s programme countries, and leads on conflict research within the organisation.
Prior to joining Concern, Caitriona worked in academia, where her research focused on the politics and geography of violent conflict in sub-Saharan Africa, identity-based conflicts, and the measurement and tracking of violence.
Caitriona’s doctoral thesis was on the geography and dynamics of Islamist violence in East and West Africa and her work has been published in African Affairs; Terrorism and Political Violence; The Journal of Modern African Studies and Political Geography.
Caitriona has previously worked in the humanitarian and development sectors in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.