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Mareike Schomerus

Senior Research Fellow, Director of Programme, Research Director SLRC (leave of absence)

Portrait of Mareike Schomerus

A former broadcast journalist, she has worked in Africa and Asia, consulting for a range of organisations in research, policy and practice. As the Research Director of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC), she also leads on the SLRC’s work on behaviour in conflict situations. 

Mareike has worked on the resolution of violent conflict, civilian-military relations, use of information technology, media and evidence in situations of conflict and political contestation, knowledge and power, provisions of civilian security and articulations of justice and security by actors in situations of violent conflict. She has worked in Africa and Asia, with a particular focus on South Sudan. Mareike also speaks German.

Mareike has been a Research Fellow at ODI since 2015. Formerly a research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she has consulted for a vast range of organisations in research, policy and practice and worked as a broadcast journalist. 

  1. The mental landscape of post-conflict life in northern Uganda

    Research reports

  2. What research from conflict-affected countries can tell us about responses to Covid-19

  3. As Afghanistan moves towards peace, international donors must learn from past mistakes

  4. Donor interventions in Afghanistan: a Lessons for Peace literature review

    Working papers

  5. Donor support to peace processes: a Lessons for Peace literature review

    Working papers

  6. Decent work for all: six priorities for this week’s UN summit

  7. Development policies and practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Event

  8. A state of contradiction: Sudan’s unity goes South

    Research reports

  9. Africa’s secessionism: a breakdance of aspiration, grievance, performance and disenchantment

    Research reports

  10. Pathways for Peace: our experts' impressions of the new report

  11. Conflict and violence: our approach and priorities

    Other

  12. Is inclusive peace and recovery possible after conflict?

    Event

  13. ‘There was a third man…’: tales from a global policy consultation on indicators for the SDGs

    Other

  14. The UN wants to focus on people – but is more 'peace diplomacy' the answer?

  15. South Sudan's civil war will not end with a peace deal

    Other

  16. Fettered self-determination: South Sudan’s narrowed path to secession

    Other

  17. Understanding trajectories of radicalisation in Niger

    Research reports

  18. Countering violent extremism

    Toolkit/guidelines

  19. Informal armies: community defence groups in South Sudan's civil war

    Research reports

  20. South Sudan at another crossroads

    Event