I am a freelance consultant specialising in the use of technology in elections processes and elections management. I work globally, or from home, as necessary.Find out More
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I have worked extensively with elections management bodies in developing and post-conflict countries for almost twenty years, in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and in the Pacific. I participate in regional and global electoral support initiatives and have contributed to many publications and competence development efforts. In several countries, I developed and delivered voter registration, results management and poll-worker management systems.
Elsewhere, I provide advice to elections management bodies to enable them to specify, develop, procure, deploy and support a variety of technologies, including biometrics, in support of electoral processes, particularly voter registration and results management systems. In recent projects, the emphasis has been on assessing feasibility and advising on the practicalities of implementing new voting technologies.
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As part of the Global Program for Electoral Cycle Support, I assisted SADC and CARICOM in modernising their electoral observation rosters.
I helped develop knowledge products and online training courses to help EMBs understand and better implement technology in elections processes.
I developed and delivered training courses to observers ranging from Citizen Observers to EU-EOM Core Team.
I enjoy hiking, cooking, music, current affairs and travel. In 2009, I hiked the Baltoro to Concordia (near K2) and Gondogoro La (pass at 5,585m).
Most recent missions and projects
I am providing support to UNDP and the Central Elections Commission in Kyrgyzstan in the procurement of integrated electronic voter identification devices to be deployed in 2021.
I lead a mixed team of Ukrainian and international elections experts in preparing a comprehensive feasibility study on the introduction of new technologies into election processes.
I attended primary and secondary school in Sligo, Ireland. Thereafter...
Formerly the National Institute for Higher Education, the University of Limerick is one if Ireland's leading technology universities, modelled on MIT and Stanford
Dissertation: "A methodology for the data-driven evaluation of voter registration databases in developing and post-conflict countries"
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