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Dr Eleanor O'Gorman

Dr Eleanor O'Gorman

Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

International expert in the field of conflict, peacebuilding, humanitarian and development affairs including gender analysis and policy

(Please note that Dr Eleanor O'Gorman is NOT available for PhD supervision.)


Biography:

Dr. Eleanor O’Gorman is a Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies and a member of its Academic Committee. She is an international expert in the field of conflict, peacebuilding, humanitarian and development affairs including gender analysis and policy. Eleanor currently runs her own private consulting practice, and her clients include: the United Nations; the European Union; governments of the UK, Ireland, and Germany; and NGOs including Crisis Action, WILPF and CMI (Helsinki). She regularly undertakes fieldwork to support analysis, design and evaluation of aid strategy and programmes in conflict-affected countries. Her field experience includes Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Nepal as well as regular missions to New York, Geneva and Brussels. She also writes and publishes on related themes -  (2017/18) ‘WPS and the Agenda on Sexual Violence in Conflict’ forthcoming Chapter in Handbook on Women, Peace and Security, edited by Jaqui True and Sara Davies with Oxford University Press. 

Dr. O’Gorman has been at the forefront of international analysis of the policy and implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda with respect to UN Security Resolution1325 (2000) and successor resolutions. In 2012 she led and designed a major global five-year Review of UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict - a network of 14 UN entities based in New York and dedicated to combating sexual violence in conflict. The Review explored issues of organisational effectiveness in shaping global and field impacts and changes to UN operations, looking across peacekeeping, humanitarian, human rights, rule of law and security sector reform areas. In 2014 she led the Independent Thematic Review of Gender for the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) making recommendations on the scope, approach and funding of gender-related actions through the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). In 2017-2018, Eleanor is a member of the Expert Panel advising on the evaluation of three conflict-focused Special Representatives Offices at the UN. In March 2018, Eleanor was invited by the Development Studies Association to write an editorial on the fall out of the Oxfam revelations and wider implications: 

DSA March Bulletin 2018, pp.1-3