Sarah is a peace and conflict scholar by training with more than 20 years' experience experience working on conflict prevention, post conflict peacebuilding, advocacy and development-related issues in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa. Sarah’s research interests are mainly in peace and development writ large. They are both interdisciplinary and international in scope with a specific focus on Africa. While her regional focus is the greater horn of Africa, Sarah has research experience in Angola, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. Previously Sarah has researched extensively on the issues of landmines and explosive remnants of war and has vast knowledge of the branch of humanitarian sector that is mine action. She has previously worked with the Jesuit Refugees Service Eastern Africa Regional office as an Information and Policy officer in Kenya, and more recently has been in academia at the African Leadership Centre (King’s College London).