Contact Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald


Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald obtained a Commerce degree from Queen's University, Canada; a Politics degree from Queen's University, Canada; a Masters of Arts (War Studies) from the Royal Military College of Canada; and a PhD from Cranfield University.

Ann has worked in the financial sector, for the Canadian Government (both in the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre and NATO Headquarters, Brussels) and the North Atlantic Assembly in Brussels. Following the completion of her PhD, she worked for King's College, London University before taking up a post in Cranfield University's Department of Management and Security.

Current activities

Ann Fitz-Gerald serves as Course Director for the MSc Security Sector Management programme both in the UK and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She teaches 'Issues in International Conflict, Security and Development' and 'Strategic Planning for Security and Development'. Based on Ann's academic qualifications and professional experience, she brings both a political science and management science 'lens' to the study of contemporary security challenges. Ann's research interests include issues in peacebuilding, the development of national security strategies, and the reform of national security sectors.


United Nations,

Department for International Development (UK)

UK Government (MOD, FCO, Stabilisation Unit)

US Institute for Peace

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

African Union High-Level Implementation Panel

Government of Canada (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Public Safety Canada).


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