Hannah Cooper is a Research Officer with the UNU Centre for Policy Research. Prior to joining UNU she worked in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, first as a Policy Adviser for Oxfam and then as a Technical Adviser for the Life and Peace Institute. Her areas of work included the protection of civilians and community-based mediation of conflicts over land.
She has previously worked for Oxfam in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Brussels, and Paris, contributing to policy and advocacy work around conflict-affected countries and humanitarian crises. She has authored several reports, including Oxfam’s DRC Protection Report and a briefing paper on Protection of Civilians. She has also worked as a consultant for the Overseas Development Institute in London, researching cash transfer programmes. Hannah holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, with a focus on forced migration.