Patricia (Patty) Abozaglo- Department of International Development Associate Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty at the Maynooth University Edward Kennedy Institute and founding member of the Peacebuilding Group. Patty is a Peruvian Human Rights lawyer, qualified Mediator, and certified tutor of the EU College for Security and Defence. She holds a MA in Development Studies from Kimmage Development Studies Centre (Ireland). In 2017, she carried out research on Collective Trauma in conflict scenarios, a scoping study published by the Edward Kennedy Institute (2017).
Living in Ireland for the past twenty years, Patty has vast experience in international development specialising on peacebuilding and development programmes, Conflict Sensitivity, Conflict Analysis and trauma recovery in communities affected by violent conflict. Patty has worked creatively in complex and culturally diverse environments including Peru, Colombia, East Timor, Myanmar, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia. As a fully qualified Laban Guild (UK) Community Dance Leader and Capacitar International Tutor on Multicultural Awareness and Trauma Healing Programme; she has run numerous workshops using these inclusive approaches as tools for empowerment and wellbeing in development and peacebuilding work in Ireland and internationally.