Dr Sarah Njeri is a Research Associate at the African Leadership Centre, working on an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Global Research Challenges Fund project, 'A clear road ahead: Developing a combined technological and socio-economic approach to freeing affected communities from anti-vehicle landmines (2017-2019)'.
Sarah has a PhD from the Peace Studies Department at the University of Bradford where she also studied for a master's in Conflict Resolution. Her PhD thesis, completed in May 2015, was titled, ‘A minefield of possibilities; the viability of liberal peace in Somaliland with particular reference to mine action'.
Before joining King’s, Sarah worked with Leeds Trinity University (LTU) as a Research Officer, supporting the implementation of LTU's research strategy, and at the John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for Africa Studies (JEFCAS) Africa Centre at the Peace Studies Department at the University of Bradford both as a Research Assistant and later Centre Coordinator.
- Liberal peacebuilding
- Disarmament and security
- The Horn of Africa, especially Somali/Somaliland
- Mine action
- The role of non-governmental organisations in post-conflict peacebuilding, conflict assessment and migration
Sarah’s research is informed by her experience as a humanitarian aid practitioner, an activist and an academic researcher. Sarah brings a lot of practical and hands-on expertise from her previous work experience within the humanitarian aid sector where she has worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somaliland.
She has also worked on global campaigns, such as the 'International Campaign to Ban Landmines' where she represented Kenya and the Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa both as a campaigner and later as a researcher for the Landmine Monitor. Additionally, she also worked as the Information and Policy Officer with the Regional office of Eastern Africa’s Jesuit Refugee Service.
See Sarah's research profile