Joanne Neenan

Joanne Neenan is a Senior Assistant Legal Adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  She has held legal and policy roles within the UK diplomatic service, including: Head of the Human Rights, Peacekeeping and Conflict Prevention Team at the UK Mission to the United Nations and Senior UN Policy Officer in the UK Ebola Task Force. She is an experienced multilateral negotiator and speechwriter in UN fora and has represented the UK before domestic and international courts.

Joanne has lectured at the University of Oxford and School of Oriental and African Studies.  Her research interests include sexual violence in conflict, feminist legal theory and the UN thematic agendas.  Her current research focuses on survivor stigma and conflict related sexual violence.  Joanne holds an M.A. in Law with French Law from the University of Oxford and an L.L.M in Public International Law from the London School of Economics.