Lucy has been working on peace and security issues since 2005. She has extensive experience of leading projects, research, training and training design in conflict-affected areas, particularly in south and southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Europe. Lucy leads on the development, research and implementation support on our citizen–state approaches to peacebuilding. This includes leading organisational thinking and approaches to programming on violent extremism as well as within the broader development and peacebuilding sector. She works closely with country teams, NGOs and multilaterals to explore the conflict drivers of violent extremism and to challenge and improve current practice on preventing violent extremism.