Hope Kilmurry is a Conflict Advisor with First Call Partners. She has extensive experience of providing conflict and political economy analysis, project management and general research on a range of projects for international donors including the UK, Danish, and German governments, as well as UNDP and UNOPS. She has strong knowledge of preventing and countering violent extremism, stabilisation, conflict analysis, and responding to non-state armed groups. Her main research focus is conflict and instability in areas in the Middle East and West Africa, where she is currently engaging in several research projects on the role of sexual violence in conflict, non-state armed groups, and approaches to stabilisation.
Hope has an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS and previously worked on the Department for International Trade (DIT) at Ernst and Young, where she supported foreign direct investment into the UK from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.