Courtnae Dunn is a consultant with the Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies (CPCS) focusing on Transformative Peace Leadership. As an educator and process facilitator, Courtnae is passionate about bridging the interdisciplinary field of leadership development with peace studies in order to deepen the effectiveness of conflict transformation practices.
Courtnae leads the Transformative Peace Leadership component of the CPCS’ ACTS Master’s programme. She was previously a member of staff at CPCS, and in this capacity, she lead the design and facilitation of the organization’s Transformative Peace Leadership Programme, which focused on senior level leaders of key stakeholders in the region’s peace processes.
Courtnae has spent over a decade involved in facilitating peace and development projects in the global north and south, with a majority of her work concentrated on supporting the Northern Irish peace process and peace processes South East Asia. She is a trained mediator, coach and qualified yoga teacher. Inspired to more specifically work with the gender dimension of peacebuilding, Courtnae earned her Master’s degree in Gender and Development at the London School of Economics, where her research focused on applying a systemic conflict transformation approach to the implementation of international gender, peace and security policies.