Aoife specializes in contested politics, state legitimacy, and radicalisation. She has led or contributed to conflict and governance analyses in Niger, Mali, South Sudan and Pakistan for donors and NGOs. As part of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, she is currently leading a multi-country study to investigate whether there is a relationship between service delivery and state legitimacy. More broadly, Aoife has researched and written on the challenges of operating in fragile states, including on the current agenda of Countering Violent Extremism. She holds an MSc in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics and a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin.
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