Dr Rachel Irwin was a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Security and Development Programme. Her current research is on gender, security and development and violence against health workers and facilities. Her previous research focused on diplomacy at the World Health Organization.
In 2014 Dr Irwin received a PhD in anthropology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prior to joining SIPRI, she worked on European health systems and pharmaceutical policy at the London School of Economics (LSE). She is currently the editor of the Journal of Health Diplomacy.
Rachel left SIPRI in 2016.