Georgina Holmes is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading. Her research, funded by The Leverhulme Trust, focuses on security sector reform, pre-deployment training and the integration of African uniformed personnel in UN peace operations. Georgina is also an Internal/Change communications specialist with experience delivering large organisational change projects, including for the UK’s HMG and its policy implementation bodies. She is an Associate Chair of the Africa Research Group, Department of War Studies, King’s College London and Co-Chair of the Gender Cluster for the West Africa Peace and Security Network. Georgina has published in several peer reviewed academic journals and is the author of Women and War in Rwanda (2013, I.B Tauris).