Sally Holt

Sally has worked for over 15 years at the intersection of human rights and conflict for intergovernmental organisations, NGOs and academic institutions. She specialises in minority rights, diversity management, and the role of women in building peace and security. Before joining DPI in July 2017, she was a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London. Previously, she has worked as an Adviser to the Initiative on Quiet Diplomacy developing resource materials and supporting engagement with conflict parties to address contentious issues. She has also managed a research programme for the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) on the social inclusion of Muslim populations in Europe, been a Research Fellow in Peace Studies at Bradford University focused on peacebuilding and long-term security and reintegration challenges, and served as a Legal Officer for the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. Sally holds an MA (distinction) in Understanding and Securing Human Rights from the University of London’s School of Advanced Studies.