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Simone Datzberger

Associate professor, UCL

I am a political scientist, engaging in large and small multi-disciplinary research projects and collaborations combining the fields of: international development, education, peace and conflict studies and recently also public health. Since 2018 my research mainly focuses on violence against children and youth from an interdisciplinary angle.

Before I joined the UCL, I was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam (2016-2018). From 2014-2016, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the UNESCO-Centre (Ulster University), where I was part of a research consortium on education and peacebuilding in partnership with UNICEF. I obtained my PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2010-2014) and previously worked for the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (2007-2010).


  • –present
    Assistant Professor in Education and International Development, UCL