Centre for Policy Research

The Centre for Policy Research at United Nations University in New York is an independent think tank within the UN system. We combine research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges.

Who We Are

Adam Day

Head of Programmes

Christina McElwaine

Chief Operations Officer

Dr Rebecca Brubaker

Senior Policy Adviser

Alexandra Cerquone

Events Manager

Emily Cholette

Communications, Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Officer

Anthony Dursi

Communications Manager

Otilia Enica

Research Assistant

Dr Kelly Gleason

Data Science Lead

Ben Harris

Editorial and Social Media Assistant

Martin Kinuthia

Finance & Administrative Officer

Siobhan O’Neil

Senior Project Manager

Julie Oppermann

Senior Adviser on Modern Slavery

Vanessa Paez

Administrative and Finance Assistant

Eleonore Pauwels

Research Fellow on Emerging Cybertechnologies

Cale Salih

Research Officer

Maria Savel


Maarten Van Brederode

Project Assistant

Kato Van Broeckhoven

Project Officer

 Postdoctoral Fellows

Ali Al Tuma

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dahlia Simangan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow