Expert Profile

Ms Fleur Heyworth
Position(s) Head of Gender and Inclusive Security

Ms Fleur Heyworth leads the GCSP's executive education, dialogue and policy analysis on gender and inclusive security.  Working closely with the GCSP's Leadership Alliance, she designs and facilitates courses on leadership for women, and for male and female leaders to create more inclusive working environments.  She also delivers modules on gender and inclusive security to the multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural participants on GCSP's core courses, incorporating the frameworks of the Women Peace and Security Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The GCSP is also an incubator for collaboration with academics and practitioners, diplomats, NGOs and businesses, enabling Fleur to work across sectors to identify tools and strategies to promote greater senior level representation of women, and more equality in society, the economy and politics.  In August 2017 she worked with Dr Catherine Turner to publish a policy paper 'Women in Mediation: Connecting the Local and the Global'; she is currently working on nudge theory and the relationship between gendered leadership styles and security outcomes.

Fleur began her professional career as a Barrister and spent 5 years advocating in court, representing government and private clients in family law proceedings in England and Wales.  In Geneva, she worked at the UK Mission to the UN where she represented the UK government in negotiations in International Humanitarian Law at the Red Cross Conference 2015, and on a range of thematic topics during three Human Rights Council sessions.  She organised events on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Disasters and Emergencies, and on gender equality.  She also worked with NGOs during UPR sessions and drafted recommendations to CEDAW.  Fleur has a Geography Degree from Cambridge University, and took her post-graduate studies in law at Nottingham Law School..

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