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Elise Shea

Research Assistant
Elise Shea is supporting ELAC Deputy Director Federica D’Alessandra in exploring the UN accountability mandates in international justice. In particular, Elise will investigate the value of a centralised investigative support function and how such investigative support would be administered by a dedicated, permanent, and standing entity.
Elise is a current Master of Public Policy (MPP) student at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Prior to joining the MPP Programme, Elise worked for Ground Truth Solutions designing quantitative and qualitative research to collect crisis-affected people’s perceptions of aid and advocating for humanitarian assistance to reform in response to their feedback. This launched her interest in accountability systems, particularly what practices, advocacy methods, and permanent mechanisms can hold those in power accountable to marginalised populations. She is also the founder and director of Conversations Unbound, a non-profit organisation that seeks to empower displaced people as language tutors for college students.